How to Recover Security Camera Footage After You are Injured in an Accident

If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, it’s possible that your injuries (and their actions) were caught on a security camera. In the modern era, nearly every business and highly-trafficked roadway is outfitted with some kind of surveillance device. The footage that is captured on these devices can be helpful in proving that other person’s negligence and establishing a case for you to receive compensation.

After an accident that occurs in a public space (for example, a collision on a city street or a slip and fall accident in a store), how do you know if the incident was caught on camera? And how can you recover that footage to use in your injury claim?

Some security cameras are conspicuous, and can be noticed easily by injury victims. Others, however, may be hidden. If you do not see any surveillance in the area around the accident scene, you should still research if there are any cameras near that roadway. It is possible that there was a camera on the premises that you didn’t notice, or that a nearby business has a camera aimed toward the place where the incident took place.

After a car accident, pedestrian accident, or slip and fall accident, you should contact businesses to inquire about their security cameras. To recover the footage from a traffic camera, you can contact the police department which responded to your collision.

When you suffer from an injury that was someone else’s fault, it is crucial to contact an attorney. At Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, PLLC, our legal team can help you contact the parties who may have a video of your car accident, and help you recover that footage.

For a free consultation with our lawyers, call (915) 206-5154 or send us a message to reach the firm.