If you got injured in a car accident and you believe that it was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. You can make an accident claim and try to hold the other driver, or drivers, involved accountable for their negligence. A Pike County, KY car accident lawyer can help you find evidence needed to make your claim stronger, including intersection camera recordings that may prove your story.
How Do You Get Intersection Camera Recordings?
In some cases, you will need a lawyer to obtain a copy of any intersection camera recordings. Depending on who controls the camera, they may have different rules about how to release footage and who can have access to it. If you tell your attorney where the accident took place, we can get right to work on figuring out which cameras could contain valuable footage.
What Can Intersection Camera Recordings Show?
Intersection camera recordings could end up catching the moment that accident happened or the mistakes that led up to it. These recordings can end up being potent evidence if they show the other driver:
- Making a turn when they do not have the right of way
- Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign
- Ignoring other traffic rules
It can be hard for a defendant to argue against a video of them making a mistake or acting negligently. Whether intersection camera recordings seem conclusive or not, our lawyers can also work with you to gather additional evidence that will strengthen your case. We want to help you secure the most possible compensation.
Should I Accept an Insurer’s First Offer?
Once you tell an insurance company that their driver hit you, causing an accident and injuries, you might receive an offer to settle. We recommend talking to a lawyer before accepting anything. This first offer is the insurance company trying to get out of this for as little money as possible. It may not be enough compensation to really make up for what you went through.
What Kind of Compensation Can I Win After a Car Accident?
Compensation in a case like this can generally be broken up into two bigger categories. There are economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages reimburse you for the financial costs of the accident. Did you have to pay for medical care? Did you miss work and lose out on wages? This can be addressed by your compensation.
Non-economic damages are there to make up for the pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of an accident. If you suffered psychological trauma, have been disfigured, or have lost the ability to take part in activities you once loved because of the accident, then that all needs to be part of the calculation when compensation is calculated.
Talk to Our Legal Team Today
If you believe that intersection camera recordings can be used in your case, you should act quickly. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC and schedule a consultation. Then we can get to work on gathering the evidence needed to make your case.