Dashcams: The 2023 Must-Have Gadget To Have in Florida

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Ask any car accident lawyer in Florida: How you can protect your rights before an accident occurs? Nine times out of ten, personal injury attorneys will tell you to install a dashcam in your vehicle. Here’s how a dashcam can help you after a car crash:

Dashcam Footage Can Aid the Police Investigation

Dashcams can capture the moments before, during, and after an accident. Depending on its placement, a dashcam may record both in front of and behind your car, as well as the car’s speed, acceleration and deceleration rate, wheel and clutch engagement, and more. This wealth of information can aid the police investigation and help establish what happened and who is liable. 

Dashcam Video Can Support Your Insurance Claim

Florida has a no-fault system for car insurance. This means that after a car crash, you must tap into your personal injury protection (PIP) coverage first, regardless of who was at fault. If your PIP doesn’t fully cover your medical bills and other expenses, you may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s liability insurance. 

When that happens, insurance companies will often try to reduce your payout by shifting the blame for the accident onto you or disputing the extent of your injuries. But if dashcam footage clearly shows liability and the force of the impact, it will be difficult for the adjusters to make a low settlement offer.

Dashcam Evidence Is Admissible in Florida Courts

If your case doesn’t settle out of court and you go to trial, all most all dash camera footage is admissible evidence, just like any witness statements, photographs, or your medical records. Before admitting the footage, the judge will authenticate the video and establish that it’s not doctored or edited.

Why It’s Important To Speak to a Lawyer Before Using Dashcam Footage

Dashcam evidence is tricky: It can support your claim, but it can also work against you if you were partly at fault for the crash. 

In other cases such as rear-end or T-bone car accidents, the camera may not capture the entire scene, making it difficult to establish liability or the extent of the damage.

That’s why you should consider hiring a car accident lawyer. We can examine your dashcam footage and advise how to use it in your legal strategy so that it works for you, not against you.  

Speak to an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Today

At Shannon J. Sagan, PA, we can take care of all aspects of your claim and help you seek compensation for your losses. We operate out of our main office in Lake Worth, FL, and serve all of South Florida.

Call 561-DASHCAM or contact us online for a free case review with an experienced car accident and dash cam lawyer. Our law firm works on a contingency basis, which means we don’t charge you until and unless we reach a settlement.

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