Accident reporting

Dash Cam Footage in Your Injury Claim

In an ICBC injury case dash cam footage can be the best evidence. When the fault for an accident is in question, video footage makes the difference. The issue of liability can  largely be determined with strong evidence of video. Credibility and reliability are therefore very much ancillary issues when dash camera footage is available.

Showing Speed

Real-time dash-cam  can show the deceleration and acceleration of vehicles. The speed of vehicles can be determined in relationship. Also, some dash cameras add speed data to all of  the recordings.

 Video Shows Location

In many dash cameras, location and speed data can be added to recordings. GPS and Google maps function can also add further detail to the location of the car accident.

Dash Cam Footage for Position of Vehicles

When filmed from a vehicle before an accident video can show vehicle positions. Changing lanes, turning and stopping can all be recorded. Video footage is helpful if it is good quality and provides a generally clear and unobstructed view of the accident.

Intersection Layout

The dash-cam footage can show the configuration of the intersection. This can determine whether some explanations make sense. A claim of obscured view of a driver, for example, can be dismissed with the vantage of a mounted camera. The drivers, if visible from the perspective of the driver, can also be placed at the intersection.

Dash Cam to Help Your Insurance Claim

ICBC auto insurance claims require proof of loss. In assessing liability in your auto insurance claim dash cam can sometimes clarify the following:

a)    the speed of the vehicles;

b)    the distance between the two vehicles as they were driving along;  and

c)    as the emergency arose, how the drivers responded.

Dashcam video can be used both to make your claim and to reject you insurance claim. The footage may show that the driver was actually at fault for the accident. For example, in this dash-cam case the video led to dismissal . The court may determine that there should be shared blame if dashcam footage shows negligent driver by both drivers. Avoid tampering or trying to edit camera footage. If the footage is manipulated or of poor quality, the court may determine that the footage is not allowed.


Talk to one of our Litigation Lawyer before you doing anything with your dash-cam footage.