The Impact of Dash Cam Footage in Personal Injury Claims

The Impact of Dash Cam Footage in Personal Injury Claims

Proving liability after a car accident happens can help you get the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your damages. Doing so though, is not always the easiest task. Car accidents can be very complicated and sometimes, everyone involved is somewhat to blame for one happening. 

Florida’s no-fault insurance system means that when a crash happens you must use your own insurance first to recover financial compensation for losses. Your Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage Liability insurance is where you would look for assistance. However, your PIP may only cover 80% of your necessary and reasonable medical costs up to $10,000 –the state’s minimum amount of coverage. This may sound like a lot of money but when severe injuries are suffered, the medical treatment you need can be extensive, and costly.

In catastrophic accidents where serious injuries are suffered, a car accident victim would likely be able to file a claim against the party’s insurance that caused the crash. Here, since the fault is the foundation of a successful claim, proving it is necessary.

Dash Cam Footage to Support a Personal Injury Claim

The Impact of Dash Cam Footage in Personal Injury ClaimsDash cams are becoming more popular in personal automobiles. The market continues to grow and the importance of the video footage that one of these devices can capture can mean the difference between being fully compensated for the totality of your damages or not obtaining sufficient compensation.

Dash cams are video cameras that you can mount inside of your vehicle and when in gear, will typically be recording. Some dash cams can even capture sound, see both in the front of a car and in the rear, and directly connect to the internet.

The footage that a dash cam may capture can be pivotal to your injury claim. It may be able to show what took place before your Florida car accident happened, during the accident, and after. Additionally, the timestamp feature helps support the recording’s viability and usefulness in a claim. 

If a hit-and-run accident happens, it can be difficult to find the driver who fled the scene. A car that is hit with a dash cam, though, may have a better chance of finding the individual if their camera caught the make or model and license plate of the car that left the accident.

Dash cams can potentially record another driver engaging in unsafe and negligent practices like speeding, distracted driving, or aggressive driving. Additionally, a dash cam may also record another party’s hostility or their remorse and apology. It may even show another driver’s impairment. All of these pieces of evidence can be valuable for helping you prove liability and the severity of your accident experience.

Call Fulgencio Law Today

A dash cam’s footage may be useful in helping you get the compensation you need after an accident. It is also important to understand it can jeopardize your claim if it shows negligent behavior on your part. A Tampa car accident attorney at Fulgencio Law can help you determine where strong evidence exists to help you win the most from your claim including the use of dash cam footage.

Call Fulgencio Law today at (813) 463-0123 to have your case reviewed by an attorney during a free consultation.


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