Use the Power of Technology to Help Gather Evidence
When you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, even if it seems clear who was at fault, you want compelling evidence to support your claim. That may come in the form of eyewitness testimony, though studies have shown that what people think they saw is often not actually what happened. You may be able to bring in an accident reconstruction specialist, who will typically visit the scene of the accident, look at skid marks, examine the damage to all vehicles and put together models of the mostly likely scenarios.
But what if you had actual video footage of the accident? It’s difficult to think of anything more compelling to a judge and jury than to watch actual film footage of the accident. That’s possible now, with the relatively inexpensive dashboard-mounted cameras you can install in your car.
Dashboard cameras (typically referred to as “dash cams”) typically cost anywhere from $40 to $150 and attach to your dashboard or window with a suction cup. They can be hard-wired into your car, plugged into a 12 volt outlet (similar to a cigarette lighter) or battery powered. The hard-wired dash-cams start recording as soon as you turn the car on, storing footage on an SD card on a continuous loop.
Dash cams are legal in Texas, provided they do not obstruct your view. Dash cam footage is generally admissible in court, subject to the same restrictions on other types of physical evidence imposed by state or federal laws of evidence.
Contact the Proven Car Accident Injury Lawyers at the Rafi Law Group
At our office, every new client is entitled to a free initial consultation. To arrange a meeting, contact us online or call the Rafi Law Group at 214-224-0064. Our phones are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home and hospital visits can be set up by request.
We take all motor vehicle accident claims on a contingent fee basis. You won’t incur legal fees unless we get compensation for your losses. We will also advance all expenses. Se habla Espanol.