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How can cameras help your injury claim after a car crash?

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2023 | Auto Accidents

You might think the sling around your arm or the stitches in your forehead make it clear that you deserve compensation after a crash.

Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. As well as proving the injuries occurred in the crash, rather than elsewhere, you need to show that the collision was more the other driver’s fault, than yours. This is where cameras can help.

Here are some of the places you can look for footage:

Traffic cameras

An intersection camera could prove that the other driver crossed their light when it had already turned red. A camera a few streets back could show the driver was speeding on their approach to you.

Dash cams

Many people have these and someone may have captured the crash or the moments just before the crash. If you have one yourself or the other driver does, then so much the better. Remember you may be able to seek permission to view the footage from their vehicle.

Cameras on buildings

 A lot of properties use these to keep an eye on who is entering and leaving. Sometimes they are angled in a way that captures the street and the vehicles traveling along it too.

Cell phones cameras

Think about how many news events now feature footage that someone has taken with their phone. Getting the details of any witnesses to the collision allows you to ask for any photos or video they may have taken. You can also do some recording with your own phone immediately after the crash if capable.

Finding and getting access to camera footage is not always simple. Nor is knowing how to use it to build a case. Getting legal help to do these things increases the chance you succeed.