The importance of having a dashcam in your car

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Dashboard cameras have become more commonplace in recent years. Some manufacturers, like Tesla, even have built-in dashboard cameras installed in their vehicles. The price point for these devices has also decreased in the last few years. That, coupled with all the benefits a dashcam brings you, makes purchasing one completely worth it.

Four benefits of installing a camera in your car

Being in a car accident can be extremely stressful. Installing a dashboard camera can give you added peace of mind while driving. Some other benefits to owning a dash cam include:

  • Recording car crashes: In the event of an accident, owning a dashboard camera can help you prove your innocence. If the other driver claims you were at fault, you can simply show the police or anyone the footage.
  • Documenting theft: Some cameras have a feature that enables them to stay on even when the car is off. This can be helpful if someone attempts to steal any items from your vehicle. Your camera can also capture when someone hits your vehicles while it was parked. Some cameras also upload footage immediately to your phone, which can help if someone attempts to steal your car.
  • Limiting insurance scams: Some people will purposefully try to get into an accident to collect insurance money. They may come to a complete stop on the highway to hopefully have someone hit their car. If you are the unfortunate victim of this scam, it can be difficult to prove your innocence, unless you have footage of the incident. Showing the police or insurance companies the footage you recorded can set the record straight.
  • Keeping an eye on your teen driver: If you recently bought a car for your teenager, or let them use your vehicle, having a dashcam can allow you to keep an eye on them. You can see if they were driving dangerously and how many passengers they have.

With all these benefits, it’s no wonder why dashboard cameras have become so popular. If you do end up becoming involved in an accident, it may still be wise to consult with a legal professional.