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Video Footage After a Car Accident

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 1, 2022

Video evidence can be extremely important after a car accident. It can help to show exactly what happened and who was at fault. In many cases, insurance companies will not accept responsibility for an accident unless there is video evidence to back up the claim. If you are involved in an accident, it is always a good idea to get video evidence if possible.

An experienced lawyer knows how to gather evidence and put together a strong case to earn you the settlement you deserve, and video evidence could be a huge part of that. The hard-working attorneys at Peters & Nolan, LLC will use your evidence to negotiate the highest possible earnings for your damages. If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, reach out to our team at (970) 233-4816.

What to Do After a Car Accident

After a car accident, it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Check for injuries and call 911 if necessary. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
  2. Move your vehicle out of the way of traffic, if possible. This will help to prevent further accidents from occurring.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver(s), including insurance information. This will be helpful if you need to file a claim. You should get the name, address, phone number, and insurance information of the other driver. It is also important to get the license plate number of their car. If there are any witnesses to the accident, you should get their names and contact information as well.
  4. Take photos and video of the accident scene, if possible. Start by recording the damage to both vehicles. Then, get close-up shots of any skid marks or debris on the road. It’s also important to get shots of the license plates of both vehicles. Try to capture as much detail as possible, including any damage to the vehicles, the location of the accident, and the faces of any involved parties.

And finally, if you have any injuries, make sure to document them with photos or video.

  1. 5. Contact your insurance company to report the accident. You will need to provide them with some basic information about the accident, including when and where it happened, as well as the details of any damage to your vehicle. Your insurance company will then likely send an adjuster to assess the damage to your car. Once the adjuster has finished their report, you will be able to discuss with your insurance company what coverage is available and how much your deductible will be.
  2. Follow up with your doctor, if necessary, for any injuries sustained in the accident. Be sure to check in with your doctor after your initial visit to ensure there is no long-term or hidden damage.

How to get Video Evidence of your Car Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, one of the best pieces of evidence you can have is video footage of the incident. This can help corroborate your story and provide visual proof of what happened. Video evidence can be obtained from several locations:

  1. Check for security cameras. If the accident occurred in a public place, there’s a good chancethat security cameras are nearby. Check with businesses in the area to see if they have any footage of the accident.
  2. Ask witnesses for their cell phone or dashcam footage. If there were any witnesses to the accident, ask if they have any video footage of the incident. Many people nowadays have cell phones with video cameras and can provide a valuable resource to accident victims.
  3. Contact the police. If the police were called to the scene of the accident, they might have dash cam footage. Contact the police department to see if they have any video footage that you can obtain.
  4. Look for traffic cameras. Many intersections and highways have traffic cameras that may have captured the accident on video. Check with the local Department of Transportation to see if they have any footage of the accident.
  5. Check social media sites like YouTube and Facebook to see if anyone has uploaded any video footage of the accident.

By following these tips, you’ll get video evidence of your car accident, which can help determine who was at fault and get any compensation you may be owed. If you are too injured to perform any of these tasks yourself, your lawyer should be able to assist you in obtaining necessary video footage.

How a Lawyer Will Use Video Evidence

In a car accident lawsuit, video evidence can be used in a number of ways. If there is video footage of the accident itself, this can be used to show how the accident happened and who was at fault. Video footage of the aftermath of the accident can also be used to show the damages that were caused. In addition, video footage of witnesses giving statements can be used to support the plaintiff’s case.

An experienced lawyer will use video evidence in a car accident lawsuit to establish liability. Contact the qualified professionals at Peters & Nolan, LLC by calling (970) 243-4357.

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