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Can cell phones help before an accident?

After being in an accident, no matter how small the damages may be, you still may feel like you have been in a jarring, traumatic event. You may not recall all of the details, and may not know for certain who was at fault. Nevertheless, these elements may be very important when it comes to seeking compensation for your injuries and damage to your vehicle.

But if you simply can’t remember everything that happened, what are you to do?

This is where a cell phone can be of good use. While talking or texting while driving is largely condoned by the public, using your phone as a dashboard camera can be very useful. Like the same cameras used by law enforcement agencies in their cruisers, a cell phone can capture things happening before a crash that a driver may not see (or remember).

An overdrive.com article, highlighted several cell phone apps and mounting packages can turn your phone into a dashboard camera. As we alluded to earlier, having video footage of pre-accident events can exonerate you if you are accused of being at fault. It can show that the other driver was not using reasonable care while driving, and that such failure was the proximate cause of the accident.

Indeed, video footage may not always be the deciding factor in whether a case will be settled or litigated. This is where a skilled personal injury attorney can give you a unique perspective of the case and help you make an informed decision on how to proceed. If you have questions about your rights and options after an accident, we invite you to contact us. 

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