When you’re involved in a car accident, you may wish there was a way to show law enforcement and your attorney exactly what happened. Often, car accidents are a “he said, she said” situation, which can cause confusion and frustration as you try to receive compensation for the injuries you endured. If you have a dash cam, you may be able to provide irrefutable proof! If you have dash cam footage of the accident, it’s critical to consult an experienced Broward County auto accident lawyer to help you proceed. Keep reading to learn more about these devices.
What Is a Dash Cam, and Are They Legal in Florida?
Dashboard cameras are small video recording devices that many drivers place in their vehicles to capture footage of the road. The point out of the front windshield to record what happens while the driver is traveling. Many drivers use these devices to protect themselves should they be involved in an accident.
Currently, there are no laws that prohibit drivers from using these devices. However, it is essential to understand that Florida does bar anything from obstructing your windshield view. Unfortunately, the law is vague in determining how much of the windshield can be blocked, so it’s imperative to strategically place your camera in an area that does not interfere with your ability to see the road. For many, this is generally in the bottom corner in front of the passenger seat or behind the review mirror. Similarly, you may place the device on your back windshield to capture what happens behind you.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Have Video Proof?
Though it may seem as though the video is irrefutable proof that you did not contribute to the accident, it’s essential to enlist the assistance of an attorney to review the footage before submitting it as evidence.
Just as you can use the video to hold the other party responsible, they may be able to use your own footage against you. If the defense can argue that your actions in the video prove you are responsible, it can hurt your chances of receiving compensation.
Also, your video may prove that you aren’t responsible, but you may not know how to fight for the compensation you deserve. An experienced attorney can help you receive funds to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages that can be challenging to secure if you’re unfamiliar with the law.
When you need help after a car accident, the Finizio Law Group is ready to assist you. Our dedicated legal team understands the complexities that can accompany these incidents, so we will work tirelessly to fight for the justice you deserve when another party’s negligence leaves you with astronomical medical bills. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you.