Most car accident cases rely on the testimony of those involved. One party can blame another, or all parties involved could begin pointing fingers. It can be hard to tell exactly what occurred. A dashcam can change this. Having footage of the accident can be valuable, and a Corpus Christi, Texas auto accident lawyer from our firm can do a lot with that.
Are There Laws About Dashcam Use in Texas?
If you want to use a dashcam in Texas, that is allowed. However, you do have to make sure that the camera is not interfering with your view of the road. Attaching one to your windshield or a mirror could result in you getting a ticket. You need to place it somewhere that will not obstruct your view. A popular location for one is the passenger side of the dashboard.
You also need to warn anyone in your vehicle about the dashcam if it records audio. Alternatively, you can simply turn that function off.
How Can My Dashcam Help With My Case?
As we mentioned, so many car accident cases are forced to rely on witness testimony. Few drivers are willing to admit that they are to blame for an accident. Having actual footage of the accident can really change the situation. A dashcam could capture a driver:
- Driving erratically
- Ignoring a stop sign or red light
- Stepping out of a car and showing signs of inebriation
- Hitting another vehicle and driving away
Simply saying that the other driver committed a traffic violation and hit your car is one thing. Having video proof is another.
Should I Sue for Compensation After a Car Accident?
If you suffer injuries and have bills to pay as a result of a car accident and you believe that someone else was to blame for what happened, you should pursue compensation. You may receive an offer from an insurance company after a collision, but these initial offers are usually an attempt to get out of a situation for as little money as possible. You should instead pursue more robust compensation that can help make up for:
Medical bills: Get the care you need now and consider if you will need additional medical care in the future due to your injuries. Your damages should cover future care as well.
Lost wages: If you had to take time off work while recovering from your injuries, your compensation should make up for any missed paychecks.
Pain and suffering: Any physical or mental pain and anguish should also be addressed with a fair compensation offer.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Whether you are sued over an accident or you decide to pursue compensation yourself, this dashcam footage could be valuable evidence. An auto accident lawyer from Sahadi Legal Group can use it as a building block in an effective case. So schedule your free consultation with our law firm today, and get ready to learn more about what we can do to assist you.