The Benefits of Dashboard CamerasJune 25, 2018
Sales for dashboard cameras are on the rise in this country as more consumers are interested in protecting their legal rights if they are involved in an accident. Dashboard cameras also provide valuable evidence if a consumer witnessed an accident. The small video camera is mounted on the vehicle’s dashboard or windshield where it can record what happens in front of, and in some cases, behind the vehicle. The footage on the dashboard camera can take much of the guesswork out of determining who is at fault for a car accident.
While most dashboard cameras record what can be captured through the car’s windshield, some of the more technologically advanced models feature GPS capabilities that can provide more detailed information about the location of the vehicle, as well as how fast it was going. Some models even have Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity for video uploads. Regardless of the model, all dash cams provide an unbiased account of the events leading up to an accident. For example, it can provide proof that the other driver failed to stop at a stop sign, or that you had a green light.
Why Consumers Should Consider Installing a Dashboard Camera
Dashboard cameras can cost anywhere from under $100 to $400 or more, depending on the model you choose. It is recommended that you choose a model that provides HD quality so that you can see crucial details like license plate numbers and facial features. If you are considering purchasing a dashboard camera, there are several benefits, including the following:
- Dashboard cameras can help reduce insurance fraud. According to the Insurance Information Institute, property and casualty insurance companies lose approximately $34 billion each year to fraud. Dashboard cameras can save insurers millions of dollars by capturing events that trigger claims. Drivers who use dashboard cameras can expose staged accidents as they play out. Ultimately, this can help consumers avoid having to pay higher insurance rates by proving they were not responsible for the accident.
- If you were wrongfully ticketed, dashboard cameras can offer proof of your innocence. Even law enforcement can make mistakes, including issuing tickets for something that the individual may not have done. In Illinois, thousands of tickets were issued to drivers by robotic cameras that malfunctioned. In cases like this, the dashboard camera can prove your innocence and save you the cost of fines and higher insurance premiums.
- Dashboard cameras can help prevent break-ins and other criminal behavior. Some models of dashboard cameras have motion sensors that will turn the camera on. The camera can help identify the offender or discourage them from committing the crime.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Represent Victims of Car Accidents
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at your earliest convenience. We will investigate the details of your case and determine who is responsible for your injuries. If you have a dashboard camera in your vehicle, it can provide valuable proof that the other motorist was at fault. Our dedicated team will protect your rights and seek the maximum financial compensation you deserve. We will continue to fight for you until you are completely satisfied. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
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