The Power of Dash Cam Video in Personal Injury Cases

Same collision, different stories. We recently settled a side-impact car accident case for a client who was injured at an intersection in Bloomington. Our client said he had a green light. The other driver said he had the green light. So, who was right? Fortunately, our client had a secret weapon—a dashboard camera.

Dashboard cameras are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Most people purchase them to create a record of their driving, but occasionally they catch unexpected events. In 2013, thanks to the popularity of dashboard cameras in Russia, the world saw dramatic video footage of an asteroid strike over Chelabinsk. These types of videos have raised awareness about dashboard cameras and have led many people to try them out. If you do get a camera, just make sure that it does not block your view. Also, check with your insurance company to see if they offer any discounts on your policy premium.

In our case, the dashboard camera saved the day for our client. The video removed any doubt about who ran the red light, and the police office issued a ticket to the other driver. Thanks to the dashboard camera, our client avoided a ticket. The footage also allowed us to negotiate a favorable settlement for the injuries he sustained in the collision.

Below is the actual video from the car accident. We’ve shared this video and story with our client’s permission.

Author Bio

Josh Rohrscheib

Joshua Rohrscheib is the Owner of Onward Injury Law, a Central Illinois personal injury law firm. With more than 17 years of experience in injury law, he is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of legal matters, including car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and other personal injury cases.

Josh received his Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his work, including being named among the “Top 40 Under 40” in 2019 by The National Trial Lawyers and a “Rising Star” in 2019 by Super Lawyers.

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