When you are pursuing damages in a personal injury case, you want to show that the other driver involved in an accident was negligent. Few pieces of evidence can show that quite like video footage. That’s why you need to try and secure intersection camera footage if there is a camera nearby. It may have just what your Corpus Christi, Texas auto accident lawyer needs to make your case.
How Can I Get Intersection Camera Footage?
Most of the time, intersection camera footage can be obtained by putting in a request with the city or town that has installed the cameras. There should be some kind of form available to request footage that was filmed on a specific date at a specific time. Your lawyer can also make this request for you.
What Could Intersection Camera Footage Show?
Intersection camera footage could show exactly how the other driver is at fault, if you’re lucky. When we review the video we would look for them to commit certain actions that can easily contribute to a car crash. Particularly valuable footage could show the other driver:
- Blowing through a stop sign
- Ignoring rules about who has the right of way at an intersection
- Swerving like they are driving under the influence
- Ignoring traffic signals
Any of these things being caught on tape could help your case.
What Other Evidence Can I Use in My Accident Case?
If your intersection camera footage does not contain a silver bullet, then there is plenty of other evidence that you and your lawyer can use to make your case. The process for building up your case starts right after the accident. When you take photos at the accident scene, we could use those later. We might even be able to have an accident recreation specialist testify on your behalf, showing how the other driver must have caused the accident and your injuries through your negligence.
When you call the cops to the scene, they create a police report that can be also be used to strengthen your case. A report rarely names a guilty party, but it can contain valuable information about the road conditions at the time of the accident and how the vehicles were positioned.
What Kind of Compensation Should I Receive?
Your compensation should make up for the actual costs of the accident, like your medical bills, and the psychological harm the crash caused. We will help you fight for a fair offer that helps cover:
- Medical expenses, past and future
- Any lost wages
- Loss of earning potential, if your injuries will affect your ability to work
- Loss of enjoyment
- Pain from disfigurement
- Psychological trauma
- Any other pain and suffering
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
Our law firm can offer you a free case consultation. Contact Sahadi Legal Group to set up your appointment, because we would love to tell you more about the potential value of your case and what we can do for you.