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Video Evidence In A Car Accident Claim

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If, after a Florida car accident, you decide to pursue a personal injury claim, you’ll need to show that your accident and injuries were a direct result of another party’s negligence. To prove negligence on another party’s side, you and your attorney will need to gather compelling evidence to prove negligence, including witness testimonies, photographs, and videos. In this article, get to learn how video evidence can help your car accident claim and the types of video footage commonly used in car accident claims.

How Video Evidence Can Help Your Claim

Cameras are everywhere, and as much as it might seem intimidating to have all those cameras watching you, cameras can prove beneficial when it comes to car accident claims. When liability is not clear, video footage can prove helpful. Camera footage showing exactly how an accident occurred can help you prove that a motorist breached their duty of care and caused the car crash that led to your injuries. In addition, video footage can help remove any doubt about your account. Even though your account of the accident can help you prove negligence, video footage can support your testimony and help you prove that the other party is liable for your injuries.

Types of Camera Footage Frequently Used in Car Accident Cases

When thinking about the type of video footage that will benefit your case the most, think about things such as where the accident occurred. For instance, did your accident happen on a highway or near businesses or homes? Nevertheless, some of the frequently used video footages in car accident cases are obtained from the following cameras;

  • Traffic Cameras: These types of cameras are constantly rolling, trying to capture motorists running red lights. Therefore, if the other driver ran a red light just before your accident happened, traffic camera footage can help you prove that.
  • Dash Cameras: If your vehicle has a built-in dashcam, it is most likely that the dashcam captured how your accident occurred.
  • Security Cameras: Today, most businesses and even homes have indoor and/or outdoor security cameras. Therefore, if your accident occurred near businesses or homes, you may be able to obtain video footage from security cameras.

Please note that you need to act quickly if you believe video footage from a particular camera can help you with your car accident claim. This is because some cameras only keep footage for up to 24 or 72 hours.

Additionally, it is crucial to note that video footage can also be used against you. However, even if you played a part in causing your accident, you can still obtain compensation.

Legal Help Is Available

Since you need to seek medical attention and obtain video footage promptly after a car accident, working with an attorney can ensure you get both things done on time. When it comes to obtaining video footage, an attorney can help you coordinate the request process and obtain the footage you need. Our West Palm Beach personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm can help you obtain video footage that can help your car accident claim as you focus on getting medical help. In addition, we can assess footage and its connection to other documentary or oral evidence and help you argue any footage the defense side tries to use against you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Miami, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Bradenton, Ocala, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Fort Myers areas.

Resource:

flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2011/768.81

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