In the unfortunate event you’re involved in a road traffic accident, it’s important to establish who was at fault – something that isn’t always easy without the video footage a dash cam could provide.
For straightforward cases where one or other of the drivers admits liability, you often don’t even need a witness to support your innocence. However, in situations where liability is disputed and there is no witness, you will need to provide further evidence that the car accident wasn’t your fault as, ultimately, it is just your word against the other driver’s.
When this happens, the insurers of the vehicles may suggest each driver split the blame as there is no concrete evidence of liability, which is understandably unsatisfying for the innocent party – and in cases like these, having a dash cam could provide the evidence you need to support your car accident claim.
What Is A Dash Cam?
A dash cam is a compact camera that fastens to your front windscreen and films all that happens in the road ahead when you drive.
As a dash cam records the sights and sounds of the road, including how fast vehicles are travelling, it can quickly show what happened if you’re unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident.
It is for this reason that dash cams are beginning to play a key role in road accident claims.
What Are The Benefits Of A Dash Cam?
The benefits of having a dash cam and the video footage they could provide if you’re involved in an accident or witness an accident, include:
- Assisting with a road accident claim by confirming the cause
- Capturing images of the vehicle at fault in a hit-and-run accident
- Proving a driver was not using a mobile phone whilst driving
- Achieving a discount in insurance premiums as some firms are offering this if a dash cam is installed in your vehicle
- Protecting drivers who are victims of fraudulent claims by so-called crash-for-cash drivers
What Happens If Your Dash Cam Records An Accident?
If your dash cam records an accident you’re involved in, have a look at the footage and keep it for evidence – your insurance company and solicitors will want to see this.
If your dash cam records an accident involving other vehicles, you should offer your details to the drivers at the scene and upload the footage to a police portal afterwards so it can be used as evidence if a car accident claim is made by one or other party.
How We Can Help You Make A Car Accident Claim
Our specialist car accident solicitors have the experience to help with a range of road traffic claims, and will support you throughout the process if you decide to make a claim.
Once we understand the full details of your accident, we will be able to advise you on what evidence you need to provide in order to reinforce your claim. Working closely with you and assisting with your claim, we will ensure you achieve the best possible outcome.
To speak to one of our specialist solicitors about making a road accident claim, contact us on 0800 988 3674 or at our Chester office on 01244 405 399 or our Wrexham office on 01978 360056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org