If you were injured in an accident and you know you weren’t at fault that doesn’t mean the other driver will admit to their wrongdoing. The other driver may alter details about the accident when giving their testimony to the police. This could cause you to take the blame in an accident, leading to insurance issues and losing compensation.
While an eyewitness can help when giving details to the police and your insurance company, few people are willing to take the time out of their day to do so, and you may not be fortunate to have an eyewitness around. So, what can you do to strengthen your accident report? For many people, the next best thing to an eyewitness is having a dashcam.
It’s become a popular trend to attach dash cameras in cars. In fact, many cars are now made with dash cameras already installed, which is often a great selling point. However, many people aren’t sold on dashcams yet. You may need to consider the following:
Using a dashcam as your witness
The human brain doesn’t always have an accurate memory. In many studies, it’s found that the human brain not only misses crucial details in an event but many people fabricate stories – and not to trick others. Because of this, one person’s retelling of an event may not line up with another person’s.
Technology isn’t biased, however. In other words, a picture or video shows every detail of an event. Not only will a dashcam record every detail following and after an accident but it is replayable. As such, having a dashcam can greatly benefit you if you have to reach out for legal help when seeking compensation for your injuries and losses.