As more and more car accident footage has found its way onto the web, dashboard camera popularity has increased. With the use of these small video recording devices, car accidents no longer have to be a “Who Done It?” mystery for courts to solve.

Read on to learn more about how to select a “dash cam” that can help you document the events leading up to an accident to strengthen an injury claim in court.

Dash cams are usually mounted on a car’s dashboard or windshield and set to record every time the driver starts the vehicle. Rather than saving all of the footage recorded, the camera will record in a loop that deletes earlier footage after a certain amount of time.

Because Mississippi follows an at-fault system for car accidents, you must prove the other driver’s fault in order to recover damages. If you are involved in an accident, the footage recorded by the dash cam can be used as admissible evidence to prove fault in a personal injury or property damage lawsuit.

There are many dash cams on the market, typically ranging between $30 and $150. Purchasing a dashboard camera with the following components may help you keep other drivers accountable while even helping you stay safe on the road:

  • Collision-avoidance sensors
  • Lane drifting sensors
  • Night-vision capability
  • A minimum resolution of 1080p
  • A minimum storage space of 32 gigabytes
  • Long battery life or an easy-to-use car charger
  • Time stamp setting
  • Vehicle speed information

If you are found to be partially at fault for a car accident in Mississippi, you may still recover damages for injuries. However, the court will subtract from the amount in damages you can receive, depending on the amount of fault you are attributed with.

Any time you are involved in a car accident, seek medical attention — even if you aren’t sure you have suffered injuries. Next, whether you have a dash cam or not, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to help you receive the best outcome from a property damage or personal injury case.