If you have been injured in a car accident, an accident lawsuit to seek compensation for your damages is an effective way to recover the costs you incurred because of another driver’s negligence. However, recovering the fair settlement you deserve can be challenging. Often, the other driver’s legal team will go to every length to dispute your claim, try to shift the liability, and avoid paying fair compensation.
To achieve the best possible outcome, you will need reputable legal representation and a strong body of supporting evidence to provide a compelling case to the court. In cases with little evidence, it can be challenging to prove the extent of a driver’s liability, which can affect how much compensation you receive.
Fortunately, a substantial portion of Orlando’s roadways and intersections are now covered by traffic surveillance cameras, including some of the most common car accident hotspots. These cameras are constantly recording. In some cases, these recordings are then stored by third-party companies.
It is possible that your Orlando car accident, and the other driver’s negligent conduct, have been captured on video. If so, this video could prove highly beneficial to your case and to securing maximum compensation for your damages.
The experienced Florida car accident attorneys at The Law Place work closely with these third-party companies and can recover all available video footage of your accident to build a convincing argument for compensation. The Law Place can help you obtain video of your Orlando car accident and will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call our team today at (941)-444-4444 to book your free consultation and case evaluation.
Orlando Car Accident Cases
In a car accident personal injury case in Orlando, victims who have suffered injuries in a car accident can seek compensation from the other driver for the damages they have incurred because of the crash. When a victim files a claim, usually the other driver’s insurance company and legal team will dispute the claim in an attempt to avoid paying the compensation.
Typically counter-arguments include disputing the victim’s account of events, attempting to shift liability to the victim, or blaming a third-party or external circumstance for the accident. Without irrefutable evidence, these lawsuits can turn into cases of one person’s word against the other. These cases are often supported by circumstantial evidence or evidence that supports the victim’s claims but could be disputed by the other driver.
For a successful lawsuit, the victim and their legal representation must prove that the other driver breached their duty of care to the victim. They must also prove that this breach of care led to the injuries the victim suffered and the subsequent damages they are claiming. Even without undisputable evidence, an experienced attorney can build a strong case in support of their client that can still secure a favorable outcome at trial.
However, with strong evidence, such as video footage of the accident and both drivers’ actions, the likelihood of a successful outcome and a fast, less disputed settlement increases substantially.
Common Sites of Accidents in Orlando
Interstate 4 has gained the unfortunate reputation as the most dangerous and deadly highway in the United States, with consistently heavy traffic and high numbers of car accidents. Specifically, the section of the I-4 between Lakeland and Disney World has seen the highest number of car accidents. In total, the I-4 has seen nearly two car accident deaths per mile of the lethal highway. Other dangerous highways and intersections with a consistently high number of car accidents include the following:
- Interstate 4 and Florida State Road 408 interchange.
- Goldenrod Road and University Boulevard.
- Central Florida Parkway and John Young Parkway.
- West Sand Lake Road and Universal Boulevard.
- State Highway 50.
- State Highway 436.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident in Orlando?
Your utmost priority after a car accident should be to seek medical attention. Not only is this crucial for your physical well-being, but this will also be necessary if you file a lawsuit in the future. You should also notify law enforcement and exchange details with the other parties in the collision. Refrain from discussing fault at the scene or saying anything more than required until you have sought legal advice.
If you are able to do so, take photographs of the scene and collect details of any witnesses to the accident. Many of Orlando’s highways and intersections are now covered by some form of video camera. If possible, take note of any cameras in the area, including traffic cameras and security cameras, and any businesses they could belong to. Also, make a note of the time the accident occurred, as this will make the video footage search more efficient.
Contact a lawyer as soon as possible following the accident. An attorney can advise you on what to say to your own and other party’s insurance companies to avoid jeopardizing your case. Similarly, the sooner you seek legal counsel, the sooner they can begin building your case and searching for supporting evidence to strengthen your lawsuit.
Could There Be Video Footage of My Car Accident?
Video cameras surround us when driving on Orlando’s roadways. Possible video footage of a car accident can come from several different avenues, such as police video footage, toll booth video, and private security camera footage.
Unfortunately, cell phone footage, police video, and toll booth footage are usually only relevant for a small number of car accidents in Orlando. Many cases will not have been recorded on a cell phone, occurred near a toll booth, or had police in the area at the time to record the collision. However, traffic cameras are filming certain areas 24/7, and this footage often has the best, unobstructed view of a car accident.
Our attorneys may be able to obtain this footage on your behalf.
Cell Phone Footage
Depending on the location of your car accident, witnesses or other parties involved in the crash may have recorded the accident or the accident scene on their cell phones. Additionally, busy areas of Orlando are swarming with tourists that could have accidentally recorded the accident. Often, if these recordings are not identified at the scene in the immediate aftermath of the crash, they can be challenging to locate.
Dash Cam Footage
Many motorists now have dashboard cameras installed on their vehicles, almost exclusively to record any accidents and help to prove a driver’s misconduct or liability. If you or any other driver involved in the accident have dash cams, this could benefit your case.
Drivers passing by the accident may also have recorded the crash on their dash cam. However, if these drivers are not identified immediately at the scene, the chances of tracking them and their footage down after the crash are low.
State Traffic Camera Footage
The City of Orlando maintains cameras across the city to monitor traffic, particularly on busy highways and intersections. Common car accident sites in Orlando covered by these cameras include the I-4, State Road 408, and Goldenrod Road.
This traffic camera footage is not stored by a government body, but it is live-streamed on third-party websites and sometimes recorded by these third-party companies. Through these sites, your lawyer may be able to obtain traffic camera footage to support your case.
How Video Evidence Can Help Your Car Accident Case
Depending on what the video shows, footage of an accident can completely alter the course of your case. If you don’t have any eyewitnesses or your supporting evidence is limited, a video that depicts the other driver’s negligent behavior can go a long way. For example, if you have a video of the other driver failing to yield to your right of way, or making an illegal turn that caused the accident, this will support your argument and increase the chances of securing the compensation you deserve.
Video footage can also help to prove the extent of the damage caused by the accident. A video could show the impact of the collision, which could support the evidence of the injuries you incurred. Alternatively, the video may capture the damage to your vehicle and support your claim for property damage.
How to Find Video Footage of Your Car Accident in Orlando
How you obtain the footage of your car accident will depend upon the source of the video. Typically, your attorney will submit a request to the owner of the footage, whether this is an individual, a private business, or a third-party traffic surveillance footage company.
Why Having a Lawyer Can Help
A personal injury attorney can be valuable when requesting footage to support your case. Often, a request from a lawyer can carry more weight and may ensure that your request is not ignored and is dealt with in a timely manner. If there is a delay in obtaining the footage, it may not be possible to use this in your case. Requesting a video through your attorney can help to expedite this process and ensure your request is taken seriously.
Additionally, an attorney can review the video to ensure the evidence is admissible in court. They will examine numerous camera options if they are available to ensure you have the most footage and best quality evidence to support your case.
Contact The Law Place to Find Camera Footage that Can Benefit Your Car Accident Claim
The video footage could be the final piece of evidence you need to ensure you have a bulletproof case against a negligent driver. The experienced car accident attorneys at The Law Place can review every available avenue to access the video from your accident to ensure that no valuable evidence is missed.
Securing all possible evidence to strengthen your case and secure maximum compensation is just one of the many ways our team goes above and beyond to achieve successful outcomes for our clients. The Law Place attorneys advocate aggressively for our clients and will build the strongest and most compelling strategy possible for your case. We know how devastating a car accident can be, and we understand how much compensation can help our clients and their families recover from their ordeal and start moving on with their lives.
It can be incredibly disheartening to feel that your case does not have sufficient evidence for a favorable outcome. However, you can relax knowing that The Law Place will work tirelessly to explore every avenue to secure supporting evidence.
If you are looking to find video of your car accident in Orlando, The Law Place can help. Not only can we obtain any available footage of the collision but we can also work with you to build an aggressive strategy to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
For help obtaining a video of your car accident in Orlando, or to find out how we could help your case, call The Law Place at (941)-444-4444 today for a free consultation.
Car Accident Video Footage FAQs
Could a Video of My Car Accident Prove My Case?
A video alone is unlikely to be sufficient footage to win your case. However, this can be an essential piece of evidence to build your case around. How a video is used in your case will depend upon what the footage depicts. If it is clear that the other driver behaved negligently, likely, this will be used as a pivotal piece of evidence to prove liability. If the footage doesn’t clearly show either driver’s conduct, it may not be sufficient to prove your case either way. Your attorney will review all available video footage to establish how this could influence the outcome of your case.
How Can Traffic Surveillance Footage of My Accident Be Used?
Video footage of a car accident can be used by law enforcement in a criminal or traffic case and by attorneys during a civil personal injury claim. The recording will likely be used as evidence of both drivers’ conduct leading up to and during the accident to support an argument of either or both drivers’ responsibility for the collision.
Can I Access the Video Footage of the Accident Myself?
It may be possible to access video footage independently. Depending on where the footage is stored, you may be able to submit a written request for the footage yourself. Unfortunately, downloading and sending videos can be a tedious task, and depending on how many requests the organization or individual receives, they may be reluctant to spend the time doing this. A request from a reputable attorney can be far more convincing and will often garner a better response than a request from an individual with no legal representation.
What Areas in Orlando Are Covered by Traffic Surveillance Cameras?
Orlando traffic cameras cover some of the city’s busiest and most dangerous roadways. Including along the highways and at the intersections of the following:
- Interstate 4
- Spessard L. Holland East-West Expressway (Florida State Road 408)
- Florida State Road 527
- Goldenrod Road
- Orange Avenue
- Mills Avenue
- Holden Avenue
- South Street
- Yucutan Drive
- Conway Toll Plaza
- Crystal Lake Drive