Can you get access to traffic camera footage?
Traffic camera footage often provides valuable proof for establishing negligence in a car accident case. Capturing videos of cars driving on roads can provide information about traffic violations. They record all the vehicles, speeds and collisions that take place. If traffic becomes backed up due to an accident, that information is also available.
In addition to traffic cameras and red light cameras, other recordings may be available. Some stores, offices and parking lots also have cameras. Some private homes even have cameras that could a record of a crash within a certain distance from the house.
In some instances, securing footage could make a significant difference in the outcome of an accident case.
More about Traffic Camera Footage
Programs like the Suffolk County Red Light Safety Program or the Nassau County Red Light Camera Program record traffic light violations. Cameras activate when their sensors detect a vehicle running the light or turning illegally.
For an accident case, an attorney can hire investigators to obtain footage quickly. Collecting evidence as soon as possible after the accident is often vital for accident camera footage. Businesses do not necessarily keep recordings for a long period of time. Municipal governments often do not keep footage beyond 24 or 72 hours.
However, typically, you must be an attorney or a law officer to obtain traffic footage.
An experienced attorney can not only gather, but also can evaluate the video and determine whether it would be useful for your case. Not all camera footage would benefit a case. The fact is, there is no substitute for skilled legal experience in making important case evaluations.
What should you do if you’ve experienced serious injury in an accident?
If you believe the other driver was at fault, you should speak with an accident lawyer as soon as possible. At the Law Office of John Fazzini, our initial consultation is free. Fees only apply if we pursue a case and settle or win in court.