Cell phone recordings can be valuable evidence in an Atlanta car accident case. You may use a cell phone recording:
- Taken by a passenger in your vehicle
- Taken by the at-fault driver
- Taken by a bystander
A cell phone video may show your accident happening. This may help prove who is at fault for the collision. If the at-fault driver was recording a video while driving, the recording could be proof of their negligence.
How Can You Obtain Cell Phone Footage Related to Your Accident in Atlanta?
If the cell footage in question is in your possession, then your lawyer could obtain and preserve a copy. They might do the same if your passenger recorded the video.
Your attorney will request a copy of any relevant footage from an at-fault driver or bystander. If either party refuses to share evidentiary video, we could file a subpoena to obtain it. Once we have the video copy, we’ll ensure safekeeping. We may make digital backups to ensure the evidence remains intact.
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What Other Types of Footage May Be Useful for Your Case?
Cell phone recordings may not be the only videographic evidence of your Atlanta car accident. Video may also be available from:
- Live social media recordings
- Traffic cameras
- Dashboard cameras
- Head or body cameras
- Intersection cameras
- Residential or business security cameras
- Other sources
Your car accident lawyer will search for any useful video footage.
Will Liable Parties Contest the Authenticity of the Video?
They may contest the truth or relevance of the video, especially if you or a colleague recorded it. A liable party may claim that the video is edited, misleading, poor quality, fake, or otherwise manipulated. Their attorney may try to invalidate your video footage as evidence.
To combat such claims, our team will authenticate all video footage. We may commission a video authentication expert in the Atlanta area. With expert credentials to support their claim, they may state that the video is completely authentic. This may solidify the video footage as evidence in your case.
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When Is Video Footage Useful as Evidence in an Atlanta Car Accident Case?
Video footage can be useful as evidence when it:
- Shows the entirety of your accident
- Depicts circumstances that led to your accident, such as a motorist running a red light
- Shows the at-fault driver engaging in reckless behavior, such as distracted driving
- Shows the at-fault driver drinking or using drugs before your accident
- Shows a driver fleeing the scene of your accident
- Provides any other useful context to your accident
Video may be among the strongest types of evidence in a car accident case.
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What Other Types of Evidence Will Your Attorney Seek?
Video footage isn’t always available in car accident cases. Even if it is, your attorney will seek out other forms of evidence, including:
- Witness accounts of your accident
- Accounts of other relevant events, like a driver drinking to intoxication before your accident
- Photographs of the accident scene and vehicle damage
- Digital or physical reconstructions of your accident
- Physical evidence that sheds light on your accident
- A police report
Such evidence may be equally as useful to your case as video footage.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Car Accident Case in Atlanta?
Many car accident victims choose to hire an attorney, and you may do the same. A personal injury attorney can protect your rights. Their service may also spare you the time and effort of completing a claim or lawsuit.
An attorney from our firm will:
Seek All Relevant Evidence
Our firm searches for all useful evidence from video footage to accident reconstructions. As a client, you’ll be able to rest and recover as we investigate your accident.
Identify Liable Parties
We will determine who caused your accident and who is liable. These two parties are not always the same. Say an employee causes your accident while on the job. That driver may be at-fault for the accident and liable for your losses. Their employer may not be at-fault for the accident but may be liable for your losses.
Negotiate a Settlement
The goal of a car accident lawsuit is a fair financial recovery. We may resolve your case with a settlement. Settlement talks require significant preparation, and experience never hurts. Our firm will fight tirelessly for the settlement you need. Going to court remains an option if settlement talks don’t succeed.
Call Kaine Law Today for a FREE Consultation About Your Car Accident
Kaine Law serves victims of car accidents in Georgia. If you want help from a law firm that cares, trust our team with your case. Our attorneys have multiple decades of legal experience. When you hire us, you also access our firm’s network of resources.
Call Kaine Law today at (404) 214-2001 to complete your free consultation. Call us as soon as you can. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 may limit your time to file a personal injury claim to two years. Though there are exceptions, you should complete your consultation as soon as possible.