If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you’re most likely wondering whether you have a valid personal injury claim and how what steps you can take to prove that the accident was not your fault. One of the most powerful pieces of evidence you can produce is a dashcam recording of the incident. A dashcam, as you likely know, is a small camera that attaches to your windshield or dashboard and records everything that happens in front of your vehicle. It can capture crucial details surrounding an accident, including the speed, location, time, weather, traffic, and actions of other drivers involved in the crash. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more about how you can use dashcam footage to your benefit. Here are some of the questions you may have:
How can a dashcam improve my chances of winning my car accident injury claim?
Dashcam footage can prove extremely beneficial when it comes to satisfying the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. To start, your dashcam can clearly show who was at fault for your accident. In cases without dashcam or surveillance footage available, you will have to rely on other types of evidence, such as witness testimony, police reports, and pictures of damage caused by the accident. Though these forms of evidence are often sufficient, actual video footage of your accident is the most straightforward way to accurately assign liability and win a personal injury claim.
Further, dashcam footage can also help prevent fraud and dishonesty. Often, when people are involved in auto accidents, they will lie and try to place the blame on the other driver or exaggerate their injuries. One of the best ways to combat these fraudulent or untruthful claims is by having first-person perspective footage of the accident as it happened.
How soon after my accident should I speak with a lawyer?
In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims is two years. Put simply, this means that accident victims have two years from the date of their accident to file their personal injury claim. Waiting any longer than this will most likely permanently relinquish your right to sue. That being said, the sooner you reach out to a lawyer, the sooner your lawyer can get working toward the compensation you deserve and need to heal.
Don’t delay–contact Ansbacher Law today. We are here to fight for you, every step of the way.