How Can Intersection Camera Recordings Play Into Accident Claims?

When you make an accident claim and sue for damages, you’re going to want to use any evidence that you can get your hands on. If your car accident happened near an intersection camera, you may be wondering if that footage is usable in a personal injury suit. In many cases, those camera recordings are admissible as evidence. Our Washington D.C. car accident lawyers can help you secure camera recordings and anything else that can be used to bolster your claim.

Can Camera Recordings Help or Hurt My Case?

Camera recordings can certainly be used to help your case. If a recording shows that the other driver was clearly speeding or engaging in some other dangerous behavior at the time of the accident, you can use that footage as evidence in your case.

However, you should also be aware that camera recordings are not biased. If you made a mistake or contributed to the accident at all, that will be on display as well. A recording may not be the silver bullet you think it will be.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Secure Intersection Camera Recordings?

Anyone can file a request to secure footage from one of the District Department of Transportation’s CCTV cameras. You must identify the camera and its location. You also need to give the date and time of the accident so that you get the proper footage.

A lawyer can easily handle this request for you. They can also help you secure any other evidence needed to strengthen your case. They can also defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing, which is important here. If the defense can make a convincing argument that you are even partly to blame for the car accident, you could lose the chance to pursue compensation.

What Can My Compensation Cover After a Successful Accident Claim?

A fair and reasonable compensation offer won’t just cover the economic costs of a car accident. It will also address the psychological trauma a victim experienced as a result of the crash. Your settlement should help make up for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

What Other Evidence Can Be Used Aside From Camera Recordings?

Camera recordings that show the other driver’s wrongdoing can be useful as evidence, but it’s not the only thing to build your case on. Your lawyer can help you make a more convincing claim by using other evidence, like photos of the accident scene and the report that police made when they came to the scene. Our law firm will help you make sure that nothing is overlooked in your fight to make things right.

Contact a Lawyer Today

Proving the negligence of another driver and pursuing compensation on your own can be tough. Let our experienced attorneys advocate for you and help you fight for the best possible outcome. Contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC and set up an appointment with our team. We would love to hear more about your case.