Suppose you were in a car accident in which you were injured, but you were unable to collect witness statements or information from the at-fault driver. If you intend on filing a claim to get compensated for your medical bills, you might begin to worry about whether you will be able to receive compensation at all. You might even feel that you need to accept the minimal offer the insurance company presents you.
If you are worried about making a claim and receiving fair compensation for your losses and injuries, reach out to Younglove Law Group. Our personal injury legal team is highly experienced in car accident law, and we have the resources, tools, and strategies you can use to protect yourself and begin making a full recovery. Our clients trust us to bring them fantastic results and high compensation, and we hope to do the same for you.
What Are Possible Sources of Camera Footage for Your Car Accident?
If you cannot collect other information about your car accident and need assistance finding evidence, look for camera footage that captured the event. Please consider the following types of camera footage for help getting started.
Dashboard Camera Footage
Slowly becoming more common, dashboard cameras are a great way to capture one perspective of a car accident. Even if you do not have a dash cam on your vehicle, other cars nearby may have had theirs activated. In some circumstances, the at-fault driver or other uninvolved cars might also have dashboard cameras.
Home Security Cameras
If your accident occurred in a residential neighborhood, we recommend asking around to see if anyone had active security cameras around the time of the collision. These cameras can be highly beneficial during the legal process and aid your ability to portray your version of events accurately.
Business Security Camera Footage
If you were driving in an area where there were a few businesses, try asking around to see if their cameras were activated around the time of the accident. You can get access to the footage by asking kindly in many cases.
Pedestrian Cell Phone Videos
With the increased popularity of cell phones, more people are used to pulling out their mobile devices to capture potentially important events and information. We recommend returning to the accident area and asking around in case regular visitors come back to the scene.
Traffic Light Cameras
While they are not stationed at every single traffic light, many intersections have cameras focused on areas of the road. Try going to the site to see if any cameras are visible, or visit a local official’s office to see if they have access to additional information. In most instances, however, these cameras do not record and are only used for a live feed of traffic flow.
Police and Other Body Cameras
Try visiting the local police station to see if any police cameras might have been active during the accident. And if you return, try asking others if they were wearing body cameras at the time.
How Can a Lawyer Help Your Car Accident Case?
A lawyer can help in several ways following your car accident, and we strongly recommend reaching out to an experienced attorney for assistance if you wish to make a claim. Your lawyer can assist in several of the following ways:
- Legal knowledge
- Negotiation skills
- Handle insurance companies and additional legal representatives
- Speak on your behalf
- Complete and file paperwork
- Reduce stress
- Provide a referral to medical and other specialists
- Offer helpful information and resources
- Join or lead investigations
- Collect and assess evidence
- Build a strong case in your favor
- Assess the value of your claims
- Increase and maximize your compensation
We suggest you refrain from representing yourself during legal proceedings, as there is a significant risk of misrepresentation and lost compensation. Your lawyer is far more likely to represent you successfully and help you win the recovery you deserve.
Call Younglove Law Group for Help With Your California Car Accident Claims
If you have been in a car accident and want legal assistance making your claims, feel free to contact Younglove Law Group for help. We are dedicated to supporting our clients through every step of the legal process, and we work hard to bring favorable results to victims of all types.
To connect with us, you can call (949) 691-3660 or complete our contact form at your earliest convenience, whichever you prefer. You can also reach us at our toll-free number at 844-810-1800. When you get in touch, our team will begin to offer helpful information related to your case’s success. We look forward to hearing from you.