When it comes to claiming compensation after a car crash – the more evidence you have, the better. Cameras can provide crucial evidence that helps you to show that the other person was responsible for the crash and you weren’t.
Here are some places you might find camera footage:
If you take it yourself
If you are able to snap some pictures or a video of the crash scene immediately after the collision, this could show things that might not still be there when the police arrive. Of course, you might not be able to do this due to your injuries or because you are still strapped into an overturned car, but if you can, it could be helpful.
Footage recorded as you drive
Point-of-view footage of a crash should be available if you have a dashcam. Even if the other vehicle does not actually feature in the footage, investigators may be able to interpret the footage and help your cause. The other driver might also have a dashcam, and you could try to get a court to ask them for the footage.
Video or stills from nearby cameras
Whether it is a traffic camera snap of the other driver on the wrong side of the road half a mile back or a security camera catching the whole collision, there is often information out there.
Knowing where to look for evidence and how to build a case with it is not straightforward. That’s why you should consider legal help if injured in a collision.