Article on Dash Cams Reveals Yet Another Way Technology Can Affect 21st Century Law, Notes The Law Office of Raymond R. Hassanlou

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Commenting on a recent article, the Los Angeles accident and family law attorney notes that dash cams are another way that technology can be used to hold individuals accountable.

A dash cam in action.

There are a variety of different situations in which a dash cam could prove crucial in providing evidence as to what really happened in an accident.

In an article published September 21st on LifeHacker, the author tackles the question of whether or not dashboard cameras (dash cams) in automobiles are a helpful tool for drivers to insure that things proceed fairly in the aftermath of a car accident. While the article mainly focused on the question of who is at fault in terms of car damage, rather than from a personal injury standpoint, Los Angeles car accident lawyer Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that many of the same points made by the article can be applied to situations where a plaintiff is attempting to prove negligence in a case where an injury has occurred. Of course, Mr. Hassanlou notes, the dash cam is naturally limited by the fact that a camera cannot cover every single angle around the car, and a crash may occur in any one of these blind spots. However, he explains that there are a variety of different situations in which a dash cam could prove crucial in providing evidence as to what really happened in an accident.

One of these situations noted by an article is a hit and run. Mr. Hassanlou explains that in many cases, the driver who was hit does not have enough time to see the license plate or gather a proper description of a hit and run offender before the driver speeds off, but a dash cam can record this vital information. In fact, he says, in serious cases where a motorist or passenger is injured or incapacitated, this visual record may be the only possible way to gather these facts.

While Mr. Hassanlou’s clients are typically victims of an accident, rather than the defendant, the attorney also notes that a dash cam can clear the name of a falsely accused defendant. Because of the nature of certain laws that require a driver always remain control of their vehicle, it is often easy to blame the driver when the front of his or her vehicle struck another vehicle. Yet, as made clear by a simple example of a negligent driver being hit as they run a red light, Mr. Hassanlou points out that this is an assumption that should not be made. He concludes that there is nothing that can more easily clear up a “he said, she said” situation than indisputable video evidence.

In addition to being a trusted auto accident attorney who works to represent the interests of victims in Southern California, Mr. Hassanlou also works hard to represents the interests of individuals and families in divorce proceedings and other areas of family law. Anyone interested in scheduling a consultation in order to enlist Mr. Hassanlou’s legal services can call the Law Offices of Raymond R. Hassanlou at 818-945-0640 or visit him online at

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