Dash cameras are becoming more and more popular amongst drivers to protect themselves if a car accident happens. But are dash cams actually helpful in personal injury cases related to car accidents?
Dash Cam Laws In Georgia
Each state has its own laws on dash cams. Dash cams are legal in the state of Georgia and can be used to record video and audio. However, dash cams cannot be installed on the windshield since it obstructs the driver’s view of the road.
What Evidence Can Dash Cams Provide?
Dash cams are designed to continuously record the road and your surroundings. This footage will be stored to review after the fact. Dash cams can pick up several different types of evidence outside of the accident itself in their footage, including:
- The view of the road
- Weather conditions
- Traffic conditions
- The location of traffic signs
- Traffic lights
How Dash Cams Can Help Your Personal Injury Case
Video and audio footage of an accident is fantastic evidence. Witness testimony is not concrete while video evidence is unbiased and more accurate. You can use the dash cam footage to prove the other driver's negligence in your case. Most insurance companies, courts, and juries take dash cam footage more seriously than witness statements when deciding a case. The conclusion proof of dash cam footage can help you prove your case and receive compensation for the car accident.
How Dash Cams Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case
While dash cams can be helpful for your case, they can also have a negative impact. If you were negligent and caused the accident, that will be reflected in the dash cam footage. The other drivers may spot your dash cam during the accident and ask their lawyer to obtain the footage. Once they obtain the footage, you can quickly be found at fault.
While dash cams can be used to help you prove your case, they can quickly be used against you.
Whether or not you had a dash cam, having a personal injury on your side while navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be extremely beneficial. A car accident can cause physical, mental, and financial damage, and you deserve justice for what you have experienced. Our attorneys at Hasty Pope Davies are here to fight for the maximum compensation that you deserve so you can focus on your recovery. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your potential case.