Obtaining traffic camera footage may be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Though the city maintains a network of live traffic cameras, it does not generally maintain a database of the footage. The lack of such a database may be a problem if you want footage of a specific accident.
However, an attorney can explain how to get traffic camera video in Atlanta, GA, or the best possible substitute.
There Are Substitutes for Traffic Camera Video
Getting traffic camera video of your accident in Atlanta can be difficult. Though we will try to obtain any such footage, we may not be able to. We may, however, be able to obtain other types of video footage. Useful types of video footage may come from:
Dashboard cameras can capture important events, including motor vehicle accidents. Ridesharing drivers, law enforcement officers, and other motorists may have this device. If we become aware of any dash camera footage that shows your accident, we’ll try to obtain a copy.
Businesses, homes, and government buildings may have security cameras facing the roadway. If one such camera caught your accident, we’ll try to obtain a copy of the video.
Cell Phone Footage
If someone happened to have captured your accident on their cell phone, then that footage may be useful in your case. If there is any other type of video that benefits your case, we’ll work to access it.
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Is Video Useful If It Doesn’t Show Your Accident?
Video footage can be useful even if it doesn’t show your actual collision. That is, it could capture events that lead to your accident. Video may show the at-fault party’s negligence, such as:
- Drinking to excess before or while driving
- Texting while driving
- The motorist engaging in reckless driving acts
Video footage is not available in every case. In fact, it may be relatively rare. You don’t need video footage to win your case, though.
Other Types of Evidence for a Motor Vehicle Accident in Atlanta
A personal injury lawyer doesn’t need video footage to get compensation for their client. They will use all other available evidence to build a case.
Such evidence may include:
- Witness accounts of the accident and negligent behavior that led to your accident
- Photographs of the accident scene and vehicular damage
- A police report
- An expert’s reconstruction of your accident
Strong evidence can tell the story of your collision – including the part where someone is liable for your losses.
What Should You Do After an Accident in Atlanta?
If you haven’t already received thorough medical care, then you should do so as soon as possible. It will be important to link your injuries to your accident. However, it’s even more important to get treatment for your injuries.
You may next hire a personal injury attorney. They can initiate the next steps in your case, including:
Determination of Liability
Your attorney will determine who is liable for your accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notes that drivers are most often responsible for causing accidents. In cases where road conditions or defects cause an accident, others may be liable.
Filing of Your Case
You may act quickly to seek justice for an accident in Atlanta. O.C.G.A § 9-3-33 generally requires that you file a personal injury case within two years of your accident. You may become overwhelmed with your recovery and other responsibilities – we’ll make sure to file your case before any deadlines expire.
Negotiation of a Settlement
Settling your case will be a priority. If you can get the recovery you deserve through a settlement, then it may be the ideal course of action. Though you could win your case through a trial, going to trial presents several challenges. Our firm is always prepared for court, but we’ll first negotiate for the settlement you deserve.
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Can You Afford to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Anyone can afford to hire our firm for an accident case in Atlanta. Our attorneys work for contingency fees – not for an hourly or fixed rate. Our fee is contingent on our securing compensation for you. If we get a settlement or judgment, we receive a portion of it. If we don’t, then we receive nothing.
In any case, you won’t pay out of pocket for our legal help. We’ll either get a percentage of your financial recovery or we’ll get nothing at all.
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Our team of attorneys has multiple decades of collective legal experience. We’re rooted in the heart of Atlanta, and we know how to complete accident cases in the jurisdiction. Our team fights hard for those injured in our city, and we’ll fight hard for you.
Call Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 for a FREE consultation. Our team will answer any questions that you have. We may begin work on your case following your consultation.