In a car crash, things happen in a split-second. There is no time to process the moment as it occurs, and memories and impressions are fleeting no matter how strong they are at the time. It has been proven multiple times in court that witness accounts can be very unreliable, but actual concrete data is hard to ignore.
If you’re involved in a collision and seeking compensation for the negligence of another, it’s in your best interest to assemble as much relevant evidence as you can. Since many modern vehicles have dash cams, then collecting as much footage from these as possible is vital. A car accident lawyer in Hernando County, FL, can help you with that by employing their resources and experience to gather as much evidence, including video, as possible.
Dash cam footage is admissible in court in most cases as it is legal to install cameras in private vehicles. If the collision is captured on video, it will go a long way to back up your claims that the other driver was at fault. It can show that you had the right of way, for example.
The more evidence your car accident lawyer can present on your behalf, then the stronger your claim will be and the greater likelihood that the court will rule in your favor.
Our firm at the Law Office of James R. Jones, JR., P.A. has a great deal of experience in car accident cases, and we’re happy to discuss this topic with you further.