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What role can cameras play in a personal injury case?

On Behalf of | Jan 11, 2023 | Personal Injury |

Every time you get behind the wheel, there is a certain amount of risk that you will experience a damaging or even catastrophic motor vehicle accident. This is a risk you might be willing to take due to the assurance that your insurer will help cover the costs of any medical treatment you might require after a crash.

However, it is often the case that securing the full amount of compensation you deserve is a matter of proving who is at fault in a vehicle accident. Authorities cannot always determine the nature of an accident based on evidence at the scene alone, but cameras can play a role in strengthening your case.

The benefits of having a dash camera

The usage of dash cameras is an increasingly popular practice, partly due to safe driving discounts that drivers can obtain on their insurance policies. However, the footage you obtain from your dash camera at the moment of an accident can serve as evidence during a personal injury case. While a dash cam only provides limited perspective, this can be sufficient in proving that you are not at fault for a collision.

The role of traffic cameras and public surveillance

Accidents that occur near major intersections or in the vicinity of public businesses are often within the field of view of surveillance cameras. The Indiana Department of Transportation is responsible for many traffic cameras throughout the state, but it might also be necessary to contact other local agencies or police departments to request footage relevant to your case.

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