What Is the Function of an Intersection Camera in a Claim?

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Because your car collision may have come as a shock to you, it is understandable if you cannot recall the entirety of what happened. Thankfully, there may have been intersection cameras, installed right above or near the scene of your collision, that may work to retrace your memory. What’s more, you may even submit their recordings as evidence in your future, potential legal claim. Read on to discover the purpose an intersection camera recording might have in your claim and how a seasoned Houston, Texas car accident lawyer at White Personal Injury can help you retrieve this footage.

What is the benefit of an intersection camera recording in my claim?

Even if your car collision was due to no fault of your own, the other driver may try to deflect and place blame on you. It is common for personal injury claims to turn into “your word against theirs.” But what might help minimize this issue is if you back up your claim with tangible evidence. One important exemplar of this is an intersection camera recording. Essentially, this footage may have captured how the other driver was driving negligently and ultimately how they caused your collision to occur. Some examples include the following:

  • This footage may prove that the other driver made an unsafe lane change in the moments leading up to your collision.
  • This footage may prove that the other driver was speeding well above the speed limit in the moments leading up to your collision.
  • This footage may prove that the other driver ignored a traffic light, sign, or any other regulation in the moments leading up to your collision.

What other types of photographic or video evidence should I collect for my claim?

In addition to an intersection camera recording, there are other pieces of photographic or video evidence that may work to support your claim. Examples are as follows:

  • Personal photos of your bodily injuries and car damages that were taken while still at the scene of your collision.
  • Video recordings that were taken on the personal phones of witnesses present at the scene of your collision.
  • Video recordings that were taken by your dash cam installed in your vehicle.
  • Surveillance camera footage that was taken by a business’s security system near the scene of your collision.

You must anticipate encountering some sort of difficulty with retrieving this photographic or video footage from others. Especially with privately owned cameras, an owner does not necessarily have an obligation to hand over a copy.  This is why it is helpful to retain legal representation before attempting to collect this evidence; your lawyer may request that the court issue a subpoena so that the camera owner may comply.

At the end of the day, you must not wait too long to retain the services of a competent Houston, Texas auto accident lawyer. This is especially true since the state of Texas has a statute of limitations of two years from the date of your incident. So please call White Personal Injury at your earliest possible convenience.

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