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3 Ways to Use Technology in Your Car Accident Case

Ways to use technology in a car accident case.
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In every car accident legal case, it’s imperative to identify who is at fault. As experienced auto accident injury lawyers in McKinney, we have an extensive history of gathering evidence, collecting witness statements – and building meticulous cases for our clients. And as the use of technology has evolved over the years – with dash cams, smartphones and other devices providing clarity after a car accident – understanding and following privacy laws is also essential.

The Role of Technology in Auto Accident Cases

As technology continues to progress, more and more vehicles are opting to purchase dash cams to free themselves potentially of liability in car accident cases. There is a lot of confusion about the legality of filming in public. Lucé Law, PC wants you to know Texas law and how best to protect yourself, so you have all the tools at your fingertips. Here are just a few ways in which technology is changing the car accident case.

3 Ways Video Evidence Could Influence a Car Accident Case

1. Dash Cams

As portable video camera systems become more and more affordable, many drivers are opting to install one on their dashboard. They can be incredibly useful to catch footage of potentially negligent driving. According to Texas law, nothing can be attached to the windshield, front window, or rear window that could potentially block your view. However, a small camera attached to your dash that does not hinder your view is legal.

2. Filming in Public

Laws prohibiting filming are to protect privacy. However, in a public place, you do not have an expectation of privacy. Additionally, Texas is a one-party consent state for filming. This means that to film or record, only one person as part of the conversation has to consent to the recording. If you drive outside of Texas, you will want to check the state’s laws on the recording of dash cams. When you get an attorney for a car accident claim, speak with your attorney about the legality of your footage and make sure it is backed up.

3. Self-Driving Cars

Car accident cases will be very interesting as self-driving cars make their way on the roads. A study found that self-driving test cars are involved in car accidents at 5x the rate of conventional vehicles. It will be interesting how the law deals with self-driving cars in car crash cases. There are also fears that self-driving vehicles could pose an added risk to motorcycle riders. In such cases, a video recording could assist a motorcycle accident attorney.

Trusted Car Accident Attorneys in Collin County

If you’ve suffered vehicle damage or injury after a car accident, speak to the auto accident attorneys at Lucé Law, PC. We have an extensive history of assisting drivers in McKinney and across North Texas in receiving the compensation they deserve after a car accident. Call (972) 632-1300 or request a free legal consultation today.

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Joe Lucé represents individuals dealing with the repercussions of personal injuries, auto accidents, slip and fall injuries and wrongful death.
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