There are many helmet and motorcycle cameras on the market today. While you may appreciate riding without the interference of modern technology, installing a camera on your helmet or motorcycle can be a good idea.
If you have a collision when riding your motorcycle, you are vulnerable to a variety of injuries. Fortunately, you may be eligible to receive compensation from whomever caused the crash. By installing a video camera, you accomplish the following objectives.
- You capture a large amount of information
If you are an avid motorcyclist, strapping a camera onto your bike or helmet allows you to capture a great deal of information. In addition to recording the vehicles you encounter, your camera documents weather conditions, traffic patterns, motorcycle speed and other important details. This information may not only improve future rides but also protect you in the aftermath of an accident.
- You record collisions in real time
After any motorcycle collision, you should notify law enforcement. When investigating the accident, an officer may have contradictory statements from involved individuals and witnesses. Your camera footage, though, may provide an indisputable account of how the crash unfolded.
- You assign blame for injuries
Even if you ride responsibly and defensively, you probably do not have much faith in other drivers. If a distracted, negligent or reckless motorist crashes into your bike, footage from your camera may help you to assign blame. While other evidence may be important in your personal injury case, crash footage is likely to be invaluable.
- You minimize road rage
Road rage is probably more common than you think. In fact, according to a recent survey, more than 80% of drivers report feeling angry behind the wheel. Still, an irate motorist is apt to behave differently if he or she knows you have a camera. By simply installing one, you likely increase your odds of arriving at your destination without suffering a serious injury in a road rage incident.