Can Dashcam Video Be Used as Evidence?

In Nevada and Utah, your dashcam video that records an accident can be used as evidence in a car accident case. But, like other evidence, the usefulness of it will depend on what it depicts and whether it supports your theory of how another driver’s negligence caused your accident.

Call our Las Vegas car accident attorneys at Valiente Mott for an in-depth analysis of that video and all other evidence in your case. We have used dashcam videos as evidence for many of our clients who have suffered losses and injuries in car crashes. We understand the utility and effectiveness of that video in negotiations with insurers liable for paying damages.

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Should you purchase a dashcam video for your vehicle?

As of late 2022, a good quality dashcam costs between $80 and $400. If it helps you recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages, it is a small price to pay. Keep in mind that many Nevada car accidents happen when a driver is distracted. If there is a risk that a dashcam will further distract you from paying attention to your surroundings and driving safely, you should avoid installing one in your car.

Accident recordings are not the only purpose of a dash cam. Among other matters, they may also be used for:

  • Monitoring young or new drivers in your family
  • Capturing your surroundings when you are on a trip
  • Recording driving times and distances for your records

Ultimately, your decision to install one in your vehicle should be well-informed by all potential uses of that device and not solely by the prospect of recording a possible accident.

What are the benefits of dashcam video evidence?

A clear, high-quality dashcam video can show, for example, how an at-fault driver disregarded traffic laws or made an improper turn in front of you. It can also capture identifying information if a driver leaves the scene of a collision. It can provide clear proof of the damage to your vehicle, the injuries you suffer in a crash, and the other party’s reactions immediately following it.

In addition, if you have a dashcam video of your auto accident in Las Vegas or your car crash in Utah, do not post it on social media sites. Further, do not give a copy to the other party in your accident or their insurance company. Instead, ensure that you have at least one copy, and show it to your attorney as soon as possible. They will review it in the context of the other evidence and advise you how it can best be used to support your claim for compensation from the liable party.

Call Valiente Mott for an Assessment of Your Dashcam Video

In the hands of a dedicated car accident lawyer, dashcam video can be valuable evidence in a Nevada or Utah lawsuit. At Valiente Mott, we know how video evidence can be used in the context of a car crash to justify the recovery of substantial damages for injured clients.

For a complimentary analysis of all of the facts and evidence of your Nevada or Utah car crash, including a review of your dashcam evidence, please call our Las Vegas or Utah offices as soon as possible.  In addition, we work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.

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