Due to the indisputable nature of video evidence, it is both trustworthy and compelling. The majority of the time, video evidence proves what you see. Video footage can quickly prove who is responsible in an accident, especially if an at-fault party denies it, or even that the accident happened at all.

We live in a world today where video cameras are everywhere, and it's very likely that an accident will be caught on camera without you even realizing it. Timing is important when it comes to retrieving this footage. Your personal injury attorney must contact anyone in the area who may have captured footage of the accident before it is potentially deleted.

Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law has decades of experience in taking on personal injury cases of various types. He has helped clients get the justice they deserve.

Most Used Video Footage Types in Personal Injury Cases

There's many different kinds of cameras recording at any given time, and might capture video footage of your accident. These could include:

Dash Cams: Because some cars have them built in, it's possible that yours recorded the collision as it happened.

Law enforcement: To help detect accidents and crimes, local law enforcement frequently installs cameras all over the city.

Security cameras (indoor or outdoor): Many businesses have some sort of security cameras set up, whether it be indoor, outdoor, or both. You might be able to retrieve video from any businesses that were in the area of your car crash. Accidents might also be captured by home security cameras.

Traffic cameras: In an effort to catch drivers who run red lights, traffic cameras are continuously recording video. Not only would they be able to witness an accident if it happens close to an intersection, but they'll be able to let you know if a driver ran a red light, which could show negligence on their side.

Witnesses: In exceptional cases, an accident might be captured on a bystander's phone. Personal phones aren't typically used for video evidence in car accidents because they frequently occur without warning. However, video from personal phones may be used in cases involving other types of personal injury cases, such as medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and other sensitive issues.

What Personal Injury Cases Can Video Evidence Help Support?

Any personal injury claim, whether arising from a slip and fall or an auto accident, can be bolstered with the assistance of video footage. It's difficult to refute neglect when it's seen on video. Common accidents where video can help includes:

Auto Accidents

Video evidence from a car, truck, or motorcycle collision may be useful to prove that the at-fault driver was speeding, running a red light, texting, veering into another lane, or otherwise operating a vehicle negligently.

Due to the fact that they transport goods worth thousands of dollars across the nation, commercial trucks typically have dash cams. The dashcam will likely record the incident if the truck driver is found to be at fault.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents

Traffic cameras, dash cameras, video surveillance, and security cameras can all be used to demonstrate someone else's liability in bicycle or pedestrian accident claims. A driver might argue that they completely stopped before a crosswalk or stop sign, for instance. However, by reviewing the accident footage, you could reveal that they were either lying or did not know.

Slip and Falls

Most trips, slips and falls take place inside of commercial buildings. These might occur in parking lots as well, possibly due to debris in walkways or other hazards that should have been cleaned up. In these situations, it is possible that the company responsible for your injuries captured the accident on video.

Video will unmistakably demonstrate how and why the accident happened. However, it is necessary to obtain this video before the company potentially deletes it.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is notoriously difficult to prove. Juries frequently support doctors' positions just because they are doctors and are regarded as trustworthy. It's a good idea to capture a video if you feel that a doctor is treating you unfairly. It could be difficult to obtain reliable evidence since your doctor must be informed that you are recording. But if you're filming, you'll be able to catch any alleged negligent act.

Nursing Home Abuse

The use of video recordings in nursing home abuse lawsuits and medical malpractice claims is similar to medical malpractice. Although improbable, nursing homes may have cameras installed that could record evidence. Consider trying to capture video of the care given to a member of your family. If you can prove that your loved one was abused in a nursing home, you may be able to prove negligence and seek justice in a personal injury lawsuit. It's also a good idea to let nursing home staff members know that you're filming in order to stop abuse before it starts.

Personal Injury Case Damages

You could sustain severe and life-altering injuries following your personal injury accident. Examples would be a traumatic brain injury or a spinal cord injury. Going through such a severe injury can impact an accident victim's quality of life and their financial standing.

You are entitled to compensation, both economic and non-economic losses. Losses include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Suffered a Personal Injury? Speak to Our Personal Injury Attorneys at Brandon J. Broderick

Please contact our personal injury lawyers at Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law for assistance with your personal injury claim if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. Our team will do everything within our power to get you the compensation you deserve.

We offer free consultations, so there is no risk in calling. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted by: Brandon J. Bro…
Date: Wed, 05/31/2023 - 17:07

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