A car accident can happen so fast that it’s hard to even remember the details – and that can be problematic when you’re trying to prove your claim and get the compensation you need to recover.
Fortunately, cameras are everywhere these days, and many of them can capture crucial evidence that can help you assert your rights. These are some possibilities that can potentially support an insurance claim and/or personal lawsuit.
These compact cameras are typically mounted on the dashboard or windshield and continuously record video footage of the road ahead. Dashcams can offer critical evidence by capturing the events leading up to an accident, including reckless driving, sudden maneuvers and traffic violations. The footage can provide an unbiased account of the incident and often lead to faster claim resolutions.
Interior cameras focus on recording the interior of the vehicle. They are particularly beneficial for rideshare drivers and taxi services as they provide a comprehensive view of both the road and the occupants. In car accidents, interior cameras can help determine if seat belts were worn, whether distractions were present (such as phone use) or if a passenger’s actions contributed to the crash.
Rearview cameras, commonly installed in vehicles as a safety feature, are primarily designed to assist drivers when reversing or parking. However, they can also capture the actions of other drivers behind your vehicle, providing evidence of rear-end collisions, hit-and-run incidents or instances of aggressive driving, like tailgating.
While not specifically designed for accident documentation, smartphone cameras can still serve as a reliable source of evidence. After a car accident, taking photographs or recording videos of the scene, vehicle damage, skid marks and any other relevant details can provide handy visual evidence for your case.
In accidents occurring in commercial areas or residential neighborhoods, nearby security cameras can play a significant role in capturing the incident. Identifying and obtaining footage from these cameras with the help of legal guidance can corroborate the evidence you present.
If you find yourself involved in a car accident, keep in mind that visual evidence can potentially make a substantial difference in establishing liability and protecting your rights – because, sometimes, seeing really is believing.