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Lights, Camera, Accident!


Living in a world full of technological advances, it is no surprise that many drivers now equip their motor vehicles with dash cameras.  In the event of a motor vehicle collision, the video footage from these devices can be helpful in determining who is at fault for the accident, especially accidents involving traffic light disputes.

For example, you are making a left turn while facing a green left turn arrow.  Another motorist, traveling in the opposite direction as you, fails to stop at the solid red traffic signal they face and cause a collision with you.  This situation can easily turn into a “he-said-she-said” liability dispute.  The other driver may likely claim that they proceeded through the intersection on a solid green, and claim that you negligently executed a left turn when it was not safe to do so.

However, if your vehicle is equipped with a dash camera and the footage shows that you executed a left turn while facing a green left turn arrow, you will have evidence to prove your version of events.  If your vehicle is not already equipped with a dash camera, it is wise to install one in the event there is a dispute as to how the accident occurred.

Have you been injured in a motor vehicle collision?  Call personal injury attorney Jaclyne Kartley at BSG LLP today for a free consultation at 301-740-3313.

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