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Will a dashcam help after an accident?

On Behalf of | Jul 29, 2021 | Car Accidents

If you get involved in a car accident, it’s generally wise to gather evidence at the scene. For instance, you may want to take photos of the crash, talk to any witnesses and maybe even take notes about what happened to make sure you remember. 

To this end, will a dashcam help you? You may have seen people posting videos of drives in beautiful locations or of strange things they saw while they were driving, and you may have felt that it was interesting — prompting you to buy your own. But could that camera also record footage that will assist you if you get hit by another driver?

A camera isn’t perfect, but it can help

Like anything else, a dashcam isn’t perfect. It may miss key events or show a limited view. In other words, there’s no guarantee that it will help — but the odds are heavily in favor of it helping, and there’s no real drawback that would make you not want to have the camera. 

One of the major issues with car accidents is that they may happen where there are no cameras and no witnesses. If it’s just you and the other driver in your respective cars, you may disagree on the course of events. 

For instance, the crash scene may clearly show that one of you ran a red light. But what if the other driver says they had a green light and you hit them, while you are very sure that you actually had the green and the other driver committed the mistake? A dashcam can quickly clear something like that up and may drastically help to determine fault. That’s incredibly helpful as you seek financial compensation for your injuries and losses.