Reasons to Consider Investing in a Dash Cam

April 12, 2016 | J. Price McNamara
Reasons to Consider Investing in a Dash Cam

The dashboard camera, colloquially known as a “dash cam”, has been rising in popularity for America’s drivers. A dash cam is a small camera of webcam size that sits near the front windshield of your vehicle, usually sitting directly on the dashboard or connected to the windshield near the mirror. The purpose of the dash cam is to continually record footage as you drive. There are many different reasons for why this could be useful, especially in a vehicle accident case, and we here at J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney invite you to read on to discover exactly why you might want to consider investing in a dash cam for your vehicle.

Car or Motorcycle Accidents

One of the best reasons to invest in a dash cam is because having one could be pivotal in the case of a car accident. Dash cams are not subjective and only record the facts. So in the case of a car accident, a dash cam can provide a look at what happened during an accident and who is at fault. This evidence could be the difference between you receiving the compensation you deserve or you being held responsible for the accident.

Accidents While Parked

Even if you are not currently driving your car, your dash cam can still be recording footage. When parking in a parking garage or on a street, it is not uncommon for people to come back to their car and find that it has been hit or damaged. Having a rear dash cam could catch the person who hit your car, allowing you to pursue compensation for the damage.

Insurance Fraud

While it may be hard to believe, there are actually people out there who are actively trying to get hit by a car. A person can do this with their own vehicle and they can even do it as a pedestrian. These people will try to get you to hit them, causing any kind of injury that they can then use to sue you for compensation. With a dash cam, you can expose these scammers for what they are, keeping yourself safe from monetary loss.

For Fun

Dash cams don’t only serve the purpose of providing evidence should you get into any kind of accident, but they can also provide a fun way to chronicle road trips or even fun things you see in your community around you. Just taking a look at YouTube, once can see many interesting videos and montages that have been put together using footage taken from a dash cam.

Know The Laws Regarding Dash cams

Here in Louisiana, there are some laws when it comes to submitting dash cam footage. In particular, submitting footage that has sound. Under the “one-party consent” law, anyone that you are driving with inside your own car must know that they and any conversation they are having with you is potentially being recorded by your dash cam. This can be circumvented if you disable the audio recording functionalities of your dash cam.

Learn More at our Baton Rouge and Metairie Offices

Here at J. Price McNamara ERISA Insurance Claim Attorney, we are ready and willing to assist you should you become injured in an accident. By using evidence collected by a dash cam, we can ensure that you are not taken advantage of by someone else’s dishonesty in the case of an unclear car accident. If you would like to learn more, then we encourage you to contact our office and schedule your case review today.
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Losing my own brother, then my father and sister after long, disabling illnesses just a few months apart drove a career change for me. Before that experience, I never truly understood the place you’re in. I never understood the dramatic impact that receiving (or not receiving) the disability and life insurance benefits you paid for and counted on can have on your life especially when you need to focus on family and healing. What I experienced with my own family now drives the way I view my clients and my work, and I will never forget it!

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