In a car accident case, the court refers to one’s failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care to prevent harm to another party as negligence. If a person fails to act in a reasonable manner resulting in serious injuries to another party they will be found negligent. If the court finds a party negligent, they can be held legally accountable for any damages that occurred as a direct result of their negligence. However, the plaintiff will be required to satisfy the burden of proof, meaning you must prove the other party’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries and damages. This is often a challenging task as all parties involved usually have a difficult time remembering the events of a collision. Generally, this makes it harder to establish liability. However, the allocation of fault plays a significant role in a victim’s ability to collect monetary compensation for their losses stemming from the accident. Following an accident, a dashboard camera, also known as a dashcam, can greatly benefit your case as it can capture what happened before, during, and after the crash. Keep reading to learn how a dashcam can help you win your car accident case and discover how a proficient Essex County Auto Accident Attorney can help you today.
Can a dashcam impact my car accident case?
It can be quite challenging to accurately portray the events of a collision as the parties involved are often still shaken by the traumatic incident, making it difficult to establish liability. When this is the case, if a dashcam recorded the collision, it can reveal valuable evidence that helps determine who was at fault for the cause of the collision. This is vital as victims’ ability to receive compensation may be hindered if they bear any degree of fault for the cause of the accident. New Jersey follows a modified comparative negligence system. This means if a victim is found to be 51% at fault for the cause of a collision, they cannot recover any compensation for their damages. However, if they are found to be less than 50% at fault for the cause of a collision they can recover compensation. However, their award will be reduced by their percentage of fault. That being said, a dashcam plays a significant role as it can help the court establish each party’s degree of fault for the cause of a collision. A dash cam can help you win your car accident case because it can help you prove you do not bear a higher degree of fault than the other party for the cause of the collision. Moreover, a defendant may try to argue they weren’t at fault for the cause of the collision. However, when a plaintiff has dashcam footage to support their claim, defendants rarely dispute the recordings as it depicts the events of the collision, proving the other parties’ negligent actions caused the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident due to another motorist’s negligence, you need a determined Essex County auto accident attorney on your side. Our firm is prepared to help you seek reasonable compensation for your damages.