Getting Video Proof in Car Accident Cases
With all cases, but especially serious car accident cases, you want to gather as much evidence as possible. Many insurance providers seek to minimize the damage to reduce the amount the insurance provider pays out on a claim. That’s why it’s important to acquire as much video footage of an accident as possible.
The car accident lawyers at Pope & Howard, P.C. in Atlanta, GA have a great deal of experience with all types of catastrophic car accident cases, and the more evidence available, the better. Read tips below on how to gather video proof of the accident and call Pope & Howard immediately if you or a loved one has been seriously harmed in a car accident in Georgia.
How to Gather Video Proof
One of the first things our team does to gather video proof is to go to the scene of the accident and look for any cameras. We look for traffic cameras and security cameras. If a building has security cameras, we will ask them if they still have footage from the date and time of the accident. If there are traffic cameras, we will note them in our request for the police report of the accident and request a copy from the date and time of the accident.
What to Do If There Are Not Any Stationary Cameras?
After looking for traffic cameras, security cameras, or other stationary cameras, the Atlanta car accident lawyers at Pope & Howard will follow up with the police report and ask for the dashboard camera of the responding officer, as well as the officer’s body camera footage.
While this footage may not show the accident as it happened, it may show any passersby who caught footage of the accident. Body camera or dashboard camera footage can also show any debris that has come off the vehicle, which can provide evidence as to the severity of the accident.
Why Use Video Proof Instead of Photographic Proof?
Photographic evidence is a great resource when trying to recover damages in a car accident case. Pictures can show damage after the impact and allows you to measure the size of dents or how far away a bumper landed. Video evidence can show the accident itself. Footage of the accident makes it easier to determine which party is at fault and provide an accurate way to measure the speed of the vehicles involved. This footage will provide a more accurate picture of what happened and lead to a better outcome for your case.
Work With Pope and Howard in Atlanta on Your Car Accident Case
Thankfully, with the legal team at Pope & Howard on your side, you will not need to do all the investigative work to find footage. Our seasoned team has been able to successfully pull footage from security cameras and traffic cameras where those cameras are present.
They have the knowledge needed to obtain the most complete information from police reports about accidents and understand how quickly you need to move in order to obtain footage before it is automatically overwritten.
Pope & Howard in Atlanta, GA has a track record of successfully obtaining just compensation for our clients while treating them with kindness and compassion. Our team will make sure you understand the process and how our actions are working towards winning your case.
Call (404) 885-9999 today to schedule a free consultation in Atlanta to discuss your car accident case.