If you've been in a motorcycle accident, you can strengthen your legal case when you meet with a motorcycle accident lawyer by having plenty of evidence that shows you were obeying the rules of the road and that the other person involved in the collision was not. Even if you think you'll never be in an accident, it's smart to be proactive by using action cameras to capture anything that occurs. At the end of each uneventful ride, you can simply delete the recordings on the memory cards and have the cameras ready to go for next time. And, in the event that an incident occurs, you'll have clear evidence. Here are some key locations to mount the cameras.

On Your Helmet

A helmet-mounted action camera is ideal because it will record exactly what you see leading up the accident, during the accident itself and immediately afterward. Your motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to use this video evidence to support your claim that you were driving safely. For example, if the other party were to claim that your erratic driving was the cause of the accident, the footage from your viewpoint will unequivocally show that this claim isn't factual. Action cameras attached to small suction cup mounts can easily stick to the side of your helmet out of your line of sight.

Aimed At Your Controls

An action camera mounted to your chest or elsewhere on the bike to capture the motorcycle's controls will also prove useful in the event of an accident and the pursuance of legal action. Position the camera so that it will clearly show your hands; this will indicate whether you're accelerating, braking, or steering at the time of the accident, which can be vitally important in the legal case. It's also important to ensure that the camera's view clearly captures the speedometer; in this position, there will be definitive proof of how fast you were traveling at the time of the accident in question.

Positioned Behind You

Mounting an action camera behind you on the seat or on the side of the bike pointing backward is an effective way to show what's taking place behind you. In this location, the camera will reveal not only how you're driving to a certain degree, but most importantly how others around you are driving. For example, if a motorist approaches you aggressively before making contact, the camera will show this behavior.