Many major roadways today are covered by cameras, but what happens if you get into an accident on one that’s not? If you’re unfortunate enough to have this happen to you, (after seeking medical attention) you’ll have to deal with the insurance companies afterwards. Without a camera it could be left to a “he says she says” between you and the other driver.
One way to prevent this scenario is to install a dash camera onto your vehicle, many people have opted to do so. We wanted to take some time today to go over some of the aspects of dash cams and whether or not you should get one.
The Best Evidence
When dealing with a Maryland personal injury case, there is perhaps no better evidence than photo and video evidence. If you get into an accident, no matter what the other driver claims, the video doesn’t lie. You can use this video to clear your name and show your insurance company that you weren’t at fault. This, of course, is the primary appeal of dash cams, but they do have other benefits.
Perfect for Parents
Having teenagers can be scary for many parents. Your kids are no longer kids, and they inevitably will begin to venture out into the world. Getting your driver’s license is a big milestone in any teen’s life, but brings along with it the headache of worry for the parents. You can relieve some of this stress by installing a dash cam in your teen’s car. This lets you monitor their driving habits as well as where they go. You can finally rest easy at night knowing your child is safe.
In the Maryland personal injury world, one of the biggest trends of the past couple of decades has been the rise in insurance fraud. Since the dawn of time there has always been scam artists trying to take advantage of honest folks, but we’ve seen a global uptick in insurance fraud claims recently. Luckily the coinciding increase in dash cam usage has helped to lessen the impacts of insurance fraud.
Some drivers will purposely cause an accident with the intent to extort money from either you or your insurance company. Whether you’re in the right or not however it can be difficult to prove without any evidence. Dash cams will record the entire thing and will make the fraud perpetrator seem quite silly in court.
Record Your Road Trip?
One of the most alluring aspects of a road trip is not the destination but the trip itself. Driving across Maryland or any state in our beautiful country is a delight that everyone should experience at least once. If you have a dash cam you can hold this memory forever! Record all of the gorgeous vistas and amazing roadside attractions you pass as you go along your way, and keep them as a memento for later down life’s road.
Still Not Sure?
If you’re still not sure whether or not you should install a dash camera in your vehicle, then you should give us a call. As a Maryland personal injury lawyer, Ross Albers worked on countless car accident cases, many with and without dash cams. We can explain to you the specific legal benefits and implications. Contact us today, our team of Maryland personal injury lawyers are standing by and are ready to help in any way they can.