You’re rolling through the grocery store parking lot when a pedestrian steps in front of your car. You brake, but she slams the hood of your vehicle with both hands and falls over. Police are called and a witness says that you drove right into her. But you’re not worried because you have a dashcam and you can show exactly what happened.
This is just one situation. The truth is, there are many reasons why you should own a dashcam.
Benefits of a Dashcam
A dashcam is a small camera that records everything happening in front of your vehicle. With GPS-enabled capabilities, it can also pinpoint your location and show how fast you were traveling. Moreover, they are cheap. At less than $50, if a dashcam helps you through one accident or traffic ticket, it will be well worth it.
Showing Your Side
A dashcam can take a lot of the guesswork out of a car accident case. Say you’re t-boned at an intersection. The other driver claims you ran a red light and they had the right of way. If you didn’t have a dashcam showing you had a green light, there might be no way to prove your side of the case.
When one other driver is involved, it becomes a he said/she said and your attorneys may be able to discard such claims. However, when multiple claims of fault are involved, like a witness statement in a police report that does not correctly relate the facts as you perceived them (as in the example above), a dashcam could be the deciding factor that ensures fault is correctly distributed.
Aside from crashes and accidents, dashcams can also save you from traffic tickets. If police issue you a speeding ticket, your GPS-enabled dashcam will be invaluable in demonstrating the speed you were actually traveling, which can potentially save you from adding points to your driver’s license.
Don’t wait until a crash happens to get stressed out and wish you had a dashcam. If you feel they’re valuable, get one as soon as possible. It just might save you a lot of headache later on.
If you or someone you love suffered serious injuries in a car accident, we’re ready to be the experience on your side. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Dayton car accident attorney from The Attkisson Law Firm, please send us an email or call 937-918-7555.