If you are involved in a car accident at a Long Island intersection, you need solid evidence that proves someone else is responsible. Securing traffic camera footage is some of the most convincing evidence to support your claim.
Gaining access to this footage is not always easy. At The Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we know how to secure and use this footage to support your claim.
After you come to us with your accident claim, you can feel confident that we will handle the legal aspect of your case. We want you to focus on your injuries rather than the legal aspect of the case.
Why Traffic Camera Video is Beneficial for Your Case?
When traffic cameras were first installed, they were not intended to work as surveillance cameras. The initial purpose was to catch drivers who did not follow the rules of the road. Even though this is the case, live traffic cameras in New York can offer invaluable evidence that could benefit your car accident claim (in some cases).
An example would be if you were struck by another driver who ran a red light. In this situation, the traffic cameras installed at the intersection may have captured the incident. Even if the footage does not show the precise moment of the impact, it can still be beneficial in showing the seconds right before the accident and what the scene looked like after the accident occurred.
Even if the video footage is limited, our legal team can engage experts to help recreate what happened. There is no question that video footage can go far when proving fault for your accident.
How to Get the Footage from the Traffic Cameras
You will likely encounter some hurdles if you want to get the footage from the traffic camera at your accident’s intersection. We encourage you to consult with our legal team. We know the process to help you get the footage needed.
Even though you can request this footage, most government agencies and bureaucracies will not step up to help you. This is especially the case if you do not have legal representation.
Not many resources are available to help civilians gain access to traffic camera footage. Sometimes, someone from the state may offer some tips, but these tips are not always helpful. They also do not offer access to the footage you need.
Since it is so challenging to know where to go and almost impossible to get the recorded footage, you need to retain our services immediately. We know how to navigate the bureaucracy and help you secure the evidence needed.
Our Attorneys Can Help You Access the Camera Footage of Your Accident
If you are involved in an accident at an intersection in New York, it is important to act fact. Contact our legal team so we can help you acquire the footage needed.
You should also recognize the footage from traffic light cameras is not the only surveillance video available. Some public areas like office buildings and businesses have CCTV systems installed. Private homes may have these too. If your accident occurred close to a building with these systems, contact the business owner or residence owner to request this footage. If the property owners give you a hard time, you should call us for assistance.
ATM cameras may also record your accident. Consider if there was an ATM near the intersection where the accident occurred. If so, contact the bank to see if you can get a copy of this footage. Other sources of video footage are from witnesses to the accident or other drivers who had dashcams in their vehicles.
Since getting through all the red tape can be challenging, you should let our attorneys handle the process. Regardless of your decision, though, you should not wait to start contacting people to get the footage.
Get Footage Before It Is Deleted
It is impossible to know how long a camera can store footage, and it varies from one camera to another. Some traffic cameras will only store footage for about 24 hours, and most cameras in public locations will not store video for over three days. If you are involved in an accident at an intersection, there is a good chance a traffic camera is present. It is best to contact the agency that owns or controls the cameras in that location so you can begin the process of acquiring the footage.
Remember, the process of doing this is not always straightforward. You need an attorney from our law firm to help secure the footage and expedite the process.
Contact Our Legal Team for Assistance with Acquiring Traffic Camera Footage
If you are involved in an accident at an intersection, there is a good possibility that a traffic camera captured what happened. The issue is getting access to this footage.
At our law firm, we have years of experience helping accident victims acquire this footage and use it to prove their lawsuits.
After an accident, you may be injured and unsure how to cover your accident-related costs. If this is the case, we are here to help. We can handle the legal process while you focus on your recovery.
The first step is contacting our office for a free initial consultation.