When it comes to trying to ascertain who was at fault for a road accident, it’s often your word against theirs. In the absence of a witness, it can be hard to prove that the incident was caused by a third party and not yourself.
It’s hardly surprising then that the RAC has reported that drivers are increasingly investing in dashboard-mounted cameras – known as dashcams – to help ensure that if an accident does happen, there is footage to prove what really took place.
According to the roadside recovery and insurance giant, three million motorists now use dashcams – mirroring a similar rise among cyclists wearing GoPro-style helmet cameras to record their commutes.
The footage recorded by drivers is increasingly being used in their pursuit of justice, particularly useful for those who have suffered serious injury and require a swift resolution in their claim for vital compensation and help towards their rehabilitation.
Victims may have little or no recollection of the accident, making a claim much harder to pursue. A dashcam can provide the crucial missing evidence of what happened.
The cameras can also help insurers tackle the scourge of cash-for-crash scams, where fraudsters deliberately collide with the vehicles of innocent motorists or submit false claims for accidents.
Dashcams aren’t only useful in dealing with the aftermath of an accident – increasingly, insurance companies are offering discounted premiums to motorists whose vehicles have the cameras fitted.
The technology won’t offer you complete legal protection – but there is no doubting its importance in reducing dangerous driving and making the pursuit of justice a little easier.
How can our Personal Injury Lawyers help?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident that was no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries or losses incurred as a result.
Our team of Personal Injury solicitors, Howard Bush, James Davies, Stevan Stratton and Sian Mullane, will be able to assess your claim quickly and advise whether or not you might be eligible.
We can help you claim compensation that may include financial support and rehabilitation treatment where necessary.