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Can Video Footage Help Prove Negligence After a California Car Accident?

At Downtown Law, our California car accident attorneys know that negligence is a leading factor in vehicle collisions, injuries, and fatalities across the country.

Last year alone, according to statistics reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding killed 11,258 people, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths, and distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives. That does not count the number of collisions caused by drivers who run red lights or stop signs, are fatigued or drowsy, tailgating, or otherwise recklessly driving.

No one expects to have their life changed in a car crash. They also do not expect the burden of proof that the at-fault party was negligent in causing the collision to fall on them.

The reality is, the insurance company is not simply going to take your word for the fact that their policyholder acted negligently, which resulted in your crash, injuries, and damages. You are going to have to produce tangible evidence to prove that is true, or they will outright deny your claim.

That is why we are here.

When determining negligence, we will use our abundant legal resources to preserve the necessary evidence to help build your case. That may include the law enforcement crash report, witness statements, vehicle damage, and — the one piece of evidence that never lies — video footage.

Here is what this unbiased piece of evidence could mean for your case.

Where Can Downtown Law Obtain Video Footage From My California Car Crash?

Let’s be very clear: Not all California vehicle collisions are caught on video.

However, there is more public, private, and government-owned camera surveillance and third-person video footage available — for nearly everything — than there ever was before.

At Downtown Law, our California auto accident attorneys will scour all potential footage available from the area where your crash occurred, which may include:

  • ATM Cameras.
  • Business or Home Video Surveillance Cameras.
  • Cellphone Footage Captured By Witnesses.
  • Doorbell Cameras.
  • Gas Station Cameras.
  • Traffic Cameras.
  • Vehicle Dashboard or Rear-Facing Recording Devices.

This is where calling the police after your collision becomes a crucial part of your case’s success. The crash report that is completed by law enforcement will provide the exact time, date, and location of the crash, which will allow our skilled car accident lawyers in California to canvas the area for any potential video footage we can preserve to help build your case.

If there is the potential to capture the footage that caught your vehicle collision — and proof of the other driver’s negligence — we will legally research, request, and review the video footage from the owner, with their permission, and use it to help strengthen your personal injury claim.

When concrete and indisputable video footage can be presented as part of our case during negotiations with the insurance company, it allows our law firm to pursue the best outcome for our clients’ auto accident and injury claims.

Contact Our California Auto Accident Lawyers at Downtown Law Today

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver in California, contact our skilled Riverside personal injury attorneys at Downtown Law today by calling (888) 843-5290 to schedule a free consultation. We will fight for the realistic financial recovery you are entitled to, so you can focus on your physical and emotional well-being.

 

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