Our accident lawyers can help you find evidence to support your claim.
Being involved in a car accident is a stressful experience. When you add fault into the mix, things can get complicated fast. You know the accident was not your fault, but the other driver may deny responsibility and say it was. This is why securing evidence, such as traffic camera footage, is important to prove your claim. Getting your hands on this footage can be hard, but it’s not impossible.
Who has my traffic camera video?
Unlike most states, Oklahoma does not utilize red light cameras. Despite this, there are still various alternative sources that may have captured footage of a car accident that occurs within the state. These sources include:
- Toll road authorities
- Private businesses
- Private residences
- Dash cameras from vehicles
- Cell phone video from witnesses
How do I get camera footage of my accident?
The best way to secure your video footage is to contact the source directly. If the accident was recorded on a state toll camera, you may have to send in a request to obtain the video. For sources like private businesses and residents, the process is less formal. Since these sources are private, there is a possibility that they refuse you access to the footage.
To ensure that you walk away with the video footage, get help from an experienced attorney. For example, you may be dealing with an injury that has left you unable to work and do normal day-to-day activities. A car accident attorney can focus on finding the footage while you focus on healing.
How long is the footage kept for?
Whatever source has ownership of the footage may have a different policy or process for deleting/keeping footage. Some may have an automatic override system, or someone may manually go through and delete older videos. There is no true way of knowing, so to help your claim, contact as many sources as possible until you come across your video. The sooner, the better.
Seek help from an experienced Oklahoma car accident attorney
Think your car accident was recorded on video, but you have no idea where to find it? Contact an Oklahoma car accident attorney to help you track down and secure the footage.
To build a strong case, car accident attorneys will launch an investigation to find evidence supporting your claim. This can include witness testimonies, police reports, medical records, pictures, and videos. They know the possible sources that may have caught your accident on tape. They have the knowledge and skills to track them down and locate the footage.
That’s why you need an experienced Oklahoma car accident lawyer on your side. At Lawter & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys know how to find hard evidence that proves your accident was not your fault. We know what it takes to get results.
To find out how we can help with your potential legal case, contact us today. We offer free consultations. Call us or visit us at one of our offices in Oklahoma City or Tulsa.