If you are suing over a car accident that caused you harm, having actual footage of the crash or the moments leading up to it would be quite useful. If you noticed an intersection camera near the scene of your accident, getting the recording from it could help your case. But how do you get that footage? A Monmouth County auto accident lawyer from our firm can help you with that.
Can You Request Copies of Intersection Camera Recordings?
Yes, it’s usually just a matter of figuring out who the intersection camera belongs to. Many belong to the state’s Department of Transportation, but others could belong to a town or municipality.2 There should be a way to contact the entity in charge of the camera and make sure that the footage is saved.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me?
You may not need a lawyer to file a request for an intersection camera video, but having one on your side can make this progress a bit easier. Your lawyer has done this before and may be able to identify who needs to be contacted for the footage faster than you would. A lawyer can also help with so many other parts of your case, from gathering other important evidence to defending you from accusations of wrongdoing or fault.
What Can Intersection Camera Recordings Show?
An intersection camera recording could be the smoking gun in your case if it shows another driver making an error that causes the accident. You will want to look for someone who:
- Speeds through a stop sign
- Ignores a traffic signal
- Proceeds when they do not have the right of way
If there is any footage of the other driver doing something wrong, then that can really strengthen your case and make it hard for an insurance company to deny your requests for compensation.
What Kinds of Compensation Can I Win in a Car Accident?
Car accidents can cause serious injuries, and that could mean piles of medical bills. Even with good health insurance, those costs can add up. Your compensation should help reimburse you for all costs of the accident, including:
- Medical bills
- Any future medical care
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Property damages
Of course, accidents can be psychologically scarring experiences as well. Victims can continue to suffer from mental health problems in the months or years after a crash. That is why your compensation offer should also make up for things like:
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain from disfigurement or dismemberment
- Mental anguish
- Any other pain and suffering
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
If you are ready to fight for compensation and hold negligent drivers accountable, contact Falcon Law Firm. We can schedule a free consultation and tell you more about what we can do to assist you and your family in this difficult time.