Just Got Hit By A Car. Now What?
The U.S. Census Bureau tells us that there are 10.8 million car accidents that account for 36,000 deaths in their most recent year of these statistics.
There is one thing for sure-a car accident, no matter how minor, will upset you and get your blood pressure going!
Edmunds.com, Inc. is an American online resource for automotive information. Here they explain how to handle Car Accident Claims.
You should know that every insurance company does things a little bit differently and you only see part of the process-the front end. Most of it is done behind the scenes.
Be prepared with as much information about the accident as possible including all details and specifics about what happened. Then stay in touch with your claims adjuster.
Get the names of any witnesses or whether emergency medical personnel were called. If possible, get a video of the car or even better a video of the accident.
In our article entitled Valuable Auto Safety Tips we don’t talk specifically about accident recording but we do offer some tips on minimizing the risks of carjacking and general tips to prevent automobile crime.
Here is the best way to document an automobile accident-with one of our car dash cameras.
This Car Dash Cam is one of the most popular because it sells for $99.99. It is fully rechargeable and will record all on the road events that can assist if legal complications arise. It has 130° wide-angle lens and a built-in microphone and speaker for recording and playing audio. It records in two different speeds in auto, motion detection and manual recording modes. It has a built-in 1.5 inch LCD screen and is powered by a cigarette lighter power cable.
Our second tool is this Drive Proof™ HD Car Dash Cam And GPS that features interior audio recording with GPS data logging and optional GPS antenna module. The event recorder option enables the camera upon shock detection to record video and other important data of the event. A unique feature is the parking surveillance recorder that activates recording 10 minutes after the vehicle is parked or stopped. This makes those parking lot accidents a matter of record. It has 140° viewing angle and records all video with the date and time stamp.
This Dual Dash Camera is ideal for capturing accident scenes and acts of vandalism. With both front and rear views, you can get complete footage of an incident which can be useful as evidence for law enforcement, insurance purposes or in a lawsuit. The front view camera is integrated into the LCD screen while the rear camera is connected to it by a wire. It records up to 4 hours of video. The device comes with a 32GB SD card, which is the maximum memory that it supports. The easy adhesive mount makes installation a breeze.
Accidents are unpredictable! No matter how good a driver you are or how careful you are, you cannot account for the carelessness of other drivers. When you get into an accident you must have proper evidence to make your legal and insurance claims simpler and in your favor. Having video evidence of the accident is a sure way to make your case.
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