Why You Should a Wear a Helmet Camera on Your Motorcycle

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Author:
Hazel Madden
Senior Litigation Executive
Date:
14/10/2021

Helmet cameras record what happened if you’re involved in a collision on your motorcycle accident. The video can be vital to prove who was responsible and support your compensation claim.

It can be easy for the other party involved in a motorcycle collision to deny responsibility and argue that you were actually at fault.

But if you have real-time footage of what happened, you can prove beyond doubt what happened, how fast you were travelling, and the chain of events that led to you being injured.

Motorcyclists make up for just 1% of the country’s road users, but make up a disproportionately high number of road fatalities - 20% in fact.

So while you may feel powerful and invincible on your bike, the fact is that you’re among the most vulnerable road users out there. That’s why it’s so important to do whatever you can to protect yourself.

If you’re injured through no fault of your own, it’s only right that you can get the care, support and rehabilitation you need, and that the responsible party pays for any damage to your motorcycle, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.

A helmet cam could be an essential purchase that helps you get what you deserve should the worst happen to you.

Helmet Cams Can Improve Behaviour of Road Users

As much as you might enjoy the thrill of riding fast, ultimately you’ve got to stick within the boundaries of the law, and wearing a helmet cam might make you more conscious of that.

After all, if you cause an collision, helmet cam footage might prove you were at fault, and you don’t want to put yourself in that situation.

Similarly, if a car or van driver sees that you’ve got a camera on your helmet, it’s likely they’ll be on their best behaviour too, avoiding risky manoeuvres and coming too close to you.

So wearing a helmet cam could actually reduce your chances of being involved in a serious collision and make the roads much safer for everybody.

Cheaper Insurance

Many motorcycle insurance providers offer lower premiums to bikers who are willing to wear a helmet camera and record their rides.

Just as our Motorcycle Accident Solicitors need to gather evidence when we’re putting together a legal claim, an insurance provider needs to know what happened and who was at fault when you’re claiming on your policy.

Helmet cam footage can answer these questions beyond doubt, so you might be considered a lower risk to insurance firms.

Become a Better Rider

Helmet cam footage lets you rewatch your rides, and many riders will do this to work out where they need to improve. Perhaps your spatial awareness could be better, or you could take corners more safely.

By identifying these areas for improvement, you can change your behaviour, be a much safer rider when you get back on your motorcycle and hopefully reduce your chances of being involved in a collision.

If you have any questions about claiming compensation after being injured on a motorcycle, get in touch with our expert Motorcycle Accident Solicitors.

We have lots of experience of helping bikers claim compensation and get back on the road, including people who’ve suffered lasting injuries and permanent disabilities. So contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll be happy to speak with you about your situation and how we could help you.

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