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July 03, 2023

How Dash Cam Footage Can Strengthen Your Car Accident Claim

Why a Dashboard Camera May Be Worth the Investment

If you are involved in an accident, one of the first questions that will come up is who or what caused the collision. In some cases, liability is straightforward, but in others, it is more complex, requiring evidence to prove legal responsibility. Dash cam footage can help show exactly what happened immediately before, during, and after the crash. 

At Denlea & Carton LLP, we represent individuals who have been seriously hurt in car accidents in White Plains and throughout all of Westchester County, NY. Our firm has been helping injury victims for over 35 years. We are experienced trial lawyers that will not rest until you receive the best possible outcome in your case. If you were injured in a car accident, contact our office to schedule a free consultation. 

What Is Dash Cam Footage?

Dash cam footage refers to a recording from a dashboard camera. Dash cams are small video recording devices that are usually mounted to the dashboard or windshield of a vehicle. Several auto manufacturers have begun equipping their cars with built-in dashboard cameras. Others are available as an upgrade or are purchased and installed aftermarket. 

It is believed that millions of vehicles now have dashcams installed on them. Dashboard camera footage can prove critical in an accident as it captures things that are happening in front of your vehicle.

Are Dashboard Cameras Legal in New York?

Dashboard cameras are legal in New York, but they must be properly mounted and cannot obstruct your view. They should also be focused on the road and not on specific people.

Can Dash Cam Footage Help Prove My Car Accident Claim?

Dash cam footage can help strengthen your car accident claim, particularly when liability is disputed. A dashboard camera may record critical information about what happened prior to the accident, including the actions of other drivers. The video may be able to prove your case or dispute allegations that you were partially to blame for the accident.

Dash cam footage may be helpful if:

  • The other driver was speeding
  • You were the victim of a hit and run accident
  • There were allegations that you violated a traffic law
  • The other driver was driving recklessly
  • Weather or road conditions were a factor in the accident
  • The other driver made an unsafe lane change

Just as dash cam footage can show another driver’s negligence, it can also help to prove that you were driving safely at the time of the accident. If you are involved in an accident and have a dashcam video, it is important to provide the information to your attorney. An attorney can help determine whether you have a valid legal claim and how to move forward with your case.

Injured in a Car Accident? Contact Our Office.

Were you injured in a car accident in White Plains or the surrounding areas? Contact our office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers have secured over $100 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Call now to speak directly with a member of our legal team. 


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