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How Helmet Cam Footage Can Help Your Motorcycle Accident Case

If you are a regular user of various social media platforms where videos are shared, then you have likely come across some footage of motorcycle helmet videos. It is not uncommon for motorcyclists to have various types of cameras attached to their helmets. In some cases, these videos are used for entertainment purposes, but many motorcyclists use them in the same way that regular vehicle operators use dash cams – as a protective measure in case an accident occurs.

The Video Evidence Can Help Prove Liability

There is a reason that automobile manufacturers often allow individuals to have dash cams and rear cams installed before delivery. The market for dash cams has exploded over the last decade, with just about every retailer offering aftermarket cameras to put inside vehicles.

Motorcyclists have also been using cameras for quite a while, often just to record their adventures but also to ensure their safety. After a motorcycle accident occurs, there is typically some dispute over liability. This is especially true when it comes to insurance carriers and other parties involved, who often have unwarranted biases against motorcyclists, sometimes thinking of them as dangerous and always at fault for an incident.

When a motorcyclist has helmet camera footage, this video of the incident can typically cut right to the issues at hand. It is hard to dispute fault when the evidence is right in front of those viewing the video, including insurance carriers or personal injury juries.

Additionally, some other benefits of having helmet cam footage after a motorcycle accident include:

  • Encouraging other drivers to be honest because they know there is a video of the incident
  • Adequately showing the shock, horror, and severity of the incident
  • Successfully combating allegations of shared fault
  • Showing that the motorcyclist was obeying traffic laws
  • Lowering insurance rates (some motorcyclist insurance carriers will offer a discount for helmet cam use)

On a side note, watching motorcycle helmet cam footage can be fun, and many individuals post this footage to their various social media accounts. However, if you are involved in an accident, do not post this footage to your social media account until after your entire claim is settled. Anything you post online and any comments made about the video could impact the insurance proceedings or personal injury trial.

Even if you do have helmet camera footage, we still encourage you to reach out to a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer in California who can handle every aspect of your claim. The lawyer will gather the footage, the accident report, statements from eyewitnesses, and any other evidence to form a complete picture of what happened. The goal is to ensure that the insurance carriers and at-fault driver cannot dispute the incident. Let your lawyer help recover maximum compensation on your behalf.

How Much do Helmet Cameras Cost?

If you operate a motorcycle and are thinking about getting a helmet camera, we encourage you to do your research. Most adequate helmet cam prices fall in the range of $100 to $200, but it all depends on the specifications that you want. Most online retailers will be able to point you in the right direction, and there are various articles about the pros and cons of each brand of motorcycle helmet cam.

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