Dash cams are popular accessories for motorists nationwide and especially in California. Dash cams capture footage of dangerous drivers, footage of motorists suspected of driving while impaired and even capture the actions of police officers while on duty. Here at GB Legal we’ve had several cases where we’ve used dash cam evidence in the investigative process to document the facts leading up to and at the point of impact. Having this evidence has the potential to prove which party was negligent in a car crash. We’ve had at least one case where dash cam video evidence was released to the California Highway Patrol and that led to the other party to be charged with a Felony due to their behavior.
In 2011 California made the use and admissibility of dash cam evidence legal. Dash cams have restrictions regarding size and placement within a vehicle. The placement restrictions are there to avoid restricting the driver’s field of vision and may never be placed anywhere that may interfere with the deployment of the airbag restraint. It’s worth mentioning that dash cam videos record both the audio and video from inside the car and in California it is unlawful to record someone without their consent.
Dash cameras have the potential to be extremely helpful in documenting car crash claims. The footage may show the other driver was negligent and as a result the cause of the crash. If you have footage from a dash cam you would be wise to inform your legal representative. If another person was responsible for the crash your dash cam video will severely limit or completely eliminate their ability to deny they violated any traffic laws and may prove they were engaged in unsafe driving behaviors. It’s just as important to understand the footage can be used against you. If the other party believes that you were partly to blame for the crash and they know a dashboard camera was recording at the time, their insurance company or lawyer can subpoena the footage from the video and could use it against you.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people.. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!