intersection camera

If you are making an accident claim after getting hurt in a car crash, you probably want to make sure that you have as much evidence as possible. If your accident occurred near an intersection camera, you may be wondering if you can use that footage to make your case stronger. You may be able to, but you should know that such footage is rarely a silver bullet. Here’s what you should know before you talk to our Westchester County car accident attorneys.

Can an Intersection Camera Help With My Case?

An intersection camera may have caught something useful, but the problem here is that most of these cameras are not just recording footage at all times. They can snap photos of a speeding driver’s license plate though, so that may be able to help you with your case. You could make the argument that the other driver was to blame for the accident and your injuries because they were speeding, and the camera footage backs you up.

It is not always that easy though. Sometimes the actions that led to an accident do not get recorded. Pinning all of your hopes on what an intersection camera saw might be inadvisable.

How Do I Get the Recording From an Intersection Camera?

It can be worth a try to get the recording from a camera though. Hiring a lawyer is usually the best option here. An attorney from our firm can easily handle the paperwork and help you secure the footage you’re looking for. If the footage from an intersection camera is useful, your attorney can use it to build your case.

What Other Evidence Can Be Used in Accident Claims?

As we mentioned, a recording from an intersection camera is rarely the only evidence needed to make your case. Your attorney can gather all of the evidence needed to build a case that can succeed in court. They can also use:

  • The police report
  • Photos from the accident scene
  • Testimony about your injuries and prognosis from medical experts
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Expert testimony from accident recreation specialists
  • The history of other drivers involved in the accident
  • Other video footage secured from local residences or businesses

If it helps make your case stronger, we will use it.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Proving the negligence of another driver can be tough on your own. Our personal injury attorneys have experience building cases and holding guilty parties accountable. We do not just gather evidence and fortify your accident claim, we also:

  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • Calculate fair compensation
  • Remind you of important dates and deadlines
  • Answer any questions that you have about the legal process
  • Defend you from accusations of fault or wrongdoing

Contact Our Law Firm

So if you are ready to pursue a personal injury suit, contact Hausman & Pendzick. We can schedule a free consultation and take a closer look at your case.