In many standard two-car accidents, the claim process can turn into a “he said, she said” situation, making it difficult to determine whose side of the story is true. This is why evidence, such as security footage, is essential for car accident claims as they help prove whose version of events is valid. However, without the assistance of a skilled car accident attorney obtaining these types of evidence can be difficult.
Fortunately, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe is here to help. We have helped hundreds of car accident victims secure the necessary evidence, including security footage, that helped them reach successful settlements and verdicts. Recovering security footage can be incredibly complicated, and our attorneys are proud to offer legal assistance so you have the evidence you need to obtain fair compensation.
How to Recover Security Footage After a Car Accident?
Recovering security footage after a car accident in New York can be a complex and time-consuming process. It’s essential to seek legal guidance and act quickly to increase your chances of success. After being involved in a car accident to recover security footage, there are a few steps you can take:
Hire an Attorney
One of the best steps you can take after a car accident is to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process and obtain the footage you need. Their job is to help collect the necessary evidence to support your claim, and they will know the best way to go about it.
Identify the Location of the Security Cameras
If you know the location of the security cameras, you can contact the business or property owner and request the footage. If you don’t know the location of the cameras, you may need to do some research or ask witnesses if they saw any cameras in the area. An attorney can be highly beneficial as they know the ins and outs of obtaining camera footage to build strong cases on behalf of their clients.
Obtain a Subpoena
When a business or property owner refuses to give you the footage voluntarily, you can obtain a subpoena. A subpoena is a legal document that orders the business or property owner to provide the footage. You can get a subpoena from the court where your case is pending. An attorney ensures you file everything correctly, including a subpoena, so you have the best chance of obtaining fair compensation.
Security footage is often recorded over or deleted after a certain amount of time, so it’s essential to act quickly to obtain it before it’s lost. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner they can start searching for and collecting security footage that is essential evidence for your claim.
Preserve the Footage
Once you obtain the footage, preserve it in a secure location. Consider making copies or saving the footage to a secure hard drive. An attorney helps you find, collect, and preserve evidence.
Filing a Car Accident Claim? Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe Today
Insurance companies are meant to help accident victims find financial relief after serious car accidents. Unfortunately, insurance companies are still businesses, and as businesses do, they are out to protect their own profits. Having convincing evidence is critical to a successful claim, especially when they try unfairly deny or undervalue your claim.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we’re more than familiar with insurance companies and their tactics. Our attorneys have the skills, experience, and resources to help you navigate the car accident claim process and secure fair compensation. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation through our contact form or by calling 516-358-6900. To stay up-to-date or learn more about car accident claims, subscribe to our Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel.
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