Technology is changing daily and with it how we conduct our everyday lives. The latest foray of technology is in the auto accidents litigation. Use of live video recordings is slowly becoming an important source of evidence in getting a conviction in an accident case.
Crash for Cash fraud has been on the rise of late necessitating creative and innovative channels to catch the fraudsters at their own game. These scams can happen anywhere at any time and to anyone. Mostly, the fraudsters target motorists who are deemed unlikely to cause a fuss such as large truck drivers. The fraudsters then go ahead to make exaggerated claims for vehicle damage, car repair and personal injury among others. The first thing your Chicago accident attorney will ask in case you are involved in an accident is whether you have recorded the event on video.
To avoid falling into one of their traps ensure you install a dash camera in your vehicle. These cams are perfect in capturing such a scam attempt on you. The video from these sources can help prove your case to insurers and the police as well.
A dash cam video is very helpful particularly in a case where it would otherwise be your word against the other drivers. As such a video recording will prove your case. Also, most dash cam models are equipped with GPS, which enables you to establish where the incident occurred and at what time. With such a video recording, a case need not necessarily go to court since the evidence is laid bare for everyone to see. Clear footage that can apportion blame to a particular party can easily lead to an out-of-court settlement.
Many motorists I have talked to think that such a gadget is an infringement on other people’s privacy, but as my Chicago accident attorney explained, the video recording is legal provided a person doesn’t operate the camera manually when driving. The camera should also be mounted in a position not to obscure one’s view when driving. My Chicago accident attorney continued to say that it is ok to take video recording on public roads since privacy concerns don’t apply in open spaces; however such video footings should not be posted online. The video recordings should be availed to police officers and the insurance companies involved in the case.
In addition to helping you prove your case when you are involved in an accident, a dash cam will also monitor your car even when parked and help stop vandalism and assist in identifying the suspects. Consider installing one today and ensure the one you choose has all the components. Don’t go for the cheap as cheap is always expensive in the long-run. When you see this latest video of an Uber driver being attacked by a passenger you will see why cameras are a necessity!