Smile, you are on Camera! If you are reading this article, you are likely one of the millions of Americans who proudly own a motorcycle. Motorcycle owners are faced with one especially important fact – these vehicles are known to have a significant risk of accidents that result in serious injury. No one plans to be part of a motorcycle accident. But if you find yourself in that situation, you want to be protected both physically and financially.
Many stories have been written urging riders to wear a helmet and to carry proper insurance. I agree, but I want you to take one other pre-caution – use a camera while you ride. Hear me out. I am not asking you to put some bulky camera on your helmet or bars. Camera technology has advanced to a point where you can capture very high-resolution footage from a small lens. These cameras are not expensive and will usually mount with no damage to your equipment. There is even equipment out there that will allow you to use your smart phone to capture video while you ride. The video footage you capture of any accident or incident can be the difference between financial expense, charges, fines, and penalties on the one hand and financial recovery, peace of mind and justice on the other hand.
Many riders have already learned that video has benefits beyond the courtroom. Video footage can help with theft, vandalism, road-rage defense, and insurance claims. It can also capture priceless memories of you on the open road. Smile, you are on camera!
Attorney Joseph Bradica
HGSK Law Firm