If you get injured in a car accident and decide to pursue compensation, you are going to want to build the strongest case possible. That means gathering as much evidence as you can. So if your crash happened near an intersection and you happened to see a camera nearby, you are going to want that footage. A Prince George’s County car accident lawyer from our firm can help you get the footage from an intersection camera and fight for fair compensation.
Can I Get the Footage From an Intersection Camera?
In most cases, you should be able to secure the footage from an intersection camera. You just have to know which camera you need footage from and the agency responsible for keeping the footage. For example, if your accident occurs on the streets of Washington D.C., you should be able to submit a request to the District Department of Transportation.
If you are unable to get the footage or unsure of who to talk to, your lawyer can secure the footage for you. This is just one of many reasons to hire one after making an accident claim.
What Other Evidence Can Help Me Make My Case?
You should not just rely on footage from the intersection camera though. You can also use other evidence to make your case and show how another driver was negligent. Support your claim with:
- The police report
- Photos from the accident scene
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert testimony about your medical prognosis
Your attorney can help you gather all of the evidence you need to build the strongest possible case.
How Long Should I Wait Before Asking for Intersection Camera Footage?
You should act as quickly as you can if you want to use intersection camera footage in your case. How long the recordings are kept can vary depending on who controls the cameras and where your accident occurs. Some footage could be kept for 90 days, but some agencies might delete or write over footage just a few days later if no one requests it.
Will My Car Accident Case Go to Trial?
Car accident cases rarely go to trial. It is more likely that you will settle before going to an actual trial. If you do have to go to trial, our lawyers are ready to help you make your case in front of a judge and jury.
How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?
Your attorney will advocate for you at every turn and help you fight for the best possible outcome in your case. They can talk to other lawyers and insurance companies for you. They can also keep you updated about your case and any important dates or deadlines.
Talk to an Experienced Attorney Today
If you are making an accident claim and fighting for compensation, you do not have to do it all on your own. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P. and ask to schedule your free initial consultation. We would love to tell you more about the potential value of your case.