Can an Intersection Camera Benefit My Accident Case?

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As the plaintiff of a car accident claim, your word alone may not be enough to successfully prove your case. Meaning, your word must be backed up by a sufficient amount of evidence. Arguably one of the most pivotal pieces of tangible proof is a recording from the intersection camera present at or near the scene of your accident. Read on to discover how an intersection camera recording might benefit your case and how a seasoned St. Mary’s County car accident lawyer at The Dorsey Law Firm can also work to recover your damages.

In what ways can an intersection camera recording benefit my car accident case?

An intersection camera recording can be invaluable in proving your claims as true. More specifically, it may benefit your car accident case in the following ways:

  • It may portray how your accident was due to no fault of your own.
  • It may portray how the other driver (i.e., the defendant) was acting negligently in the events leading up to your accident (i.e., speeding, failing to yield, making an illegal maneuver, etc).
  • It may portray how other external factors contributed to the occurrence of your accident (i.e., inclement weather conditions, large potholes or debris in the traffic lanes, faulty traffic signals, etc).

While it is important to obtain a copy of an intersection camera recording, it may be equally important to obtain other types of footage. This is in case the intersection camera does not cover the full extent of your accident, due to its location, angle, or otherwise. Examples include the following:

  • Footage from a Ring doorbell camera installed at a nearby residential home.
  • Footage from an exterior security camera installed at a nearby commercial property or school zone.
  • Footage from a dash cam installed in a vehicle present within the vicinity of your accident.
  • Footage from a phone camera taken by a witness present within the vicinity of your accident.

What type of damages can I recover with a sufficient amount of proof?

In addition to video footage, you must do everything in your power to collect additional pieces of proof. This is because the more evidence you present in your car accident case, the more likely you are to recover the following damages:

  • Your current and future lost wages.
  • Your current and future medical bills.
  • The cost of your necessary car repairs.
  • The cost of your necessary in-home healthcare and domestic services.
  • Your physical pain, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
  • Your overall diminished quality of life.

So you must not wait too long to contact a competent St. Mary’s County auto accident lawyer. This is because the statute of limitations for your claim is likely three years from the date on which your accident occurred. That said, it is wise if you call The Dorsey Law Firm today.