Most of the time two people involved in a car accident can have completely different stories. That can make it difficult to figure out who should be held responsible for an accident, which means that it can be tough to pursue compensation if you have been injured in an accident. However, a camera that captures the accident can make it easier for a car accident lawyer in Queens to make your case. That is why a dashcam can be a helpful tool.
What Can a Dashcam Do For Me?
A dashcam is a small camera that can record the road as you drive. Normally the footage is not too exciting, but it can prove invaluable if you get into a car accident. If you have video footage of an accident it can be easier to prove that someone else was at fault. Your camera might be able to catch someone driving erratically or ignoring the rules of the road before they hit you. You might even catch someone stumbling out of their car, clearly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
This kind of footage can prove useful if you are sued or if you decide to pursue legal action yourself. There are some things that you should know about dashcams before you install one though.
Can I Run Into Legal Problems With a Dashcam?
Dashcams are legal in New York, but you should remember that:
It is illegal to record people without their consent: You cannot record people without their permission in New York, so the camera has to be positioned in a way where it is just trying to take in a general view of the road. If your dashcam records audio, you should turn that function off.
Dashcams do not take sides: Dashcam footage can be great to have if you did not contribute to the accident. However, a dashcam can also show if you acted irresponsibly or helped cause the accident in some way.
You can be ticketed for obstructed views: This state is quite strict about obstructing the windshield and your view of the road. We recommend getting a smaller dashcam and positioning it somewhere near the passenger side of the car. This can help you avoid a ticket.
Can I Pursue Compensation After an Accident?
If you sustained injuries in an accident and you believe that others are to blame for your pain and suffering, you can pursue a personal injury case. One of our lawyers can help you. They can use your dashcam footage to build a case that can win, and you could receive compensation that helps cover:
- Medical bills
- Wages lost from not working
- Repair or replacement costs for your vehicle
So contact an attorney today.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you are ready to pursue a personal injury case, contact the Law Offices of George Poulos. We can set you up with an initial consultation and tell you more about your legal options and what our car accident lawyers can do to help you.