5 Ways Video Footage Could Support Your Recovery
Accidents and injurious incidents can lead to financial pressures. As a result, injured parties who were hurt due to another’s negligence often explore ways to hold a reckless party accountable while obtaining the funds they need to get their bills paid. If this is true for you, a legal professional can guide you through the process and assist you in securing the documentation you need, including video evidence.
To find out if visual forms of evidence, such as video and photographs, would support your need for damage recovery after a Florida accident injury, talk to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.
Why Video Is Powerful Evidence
Five ways that video footage may be able to support your financial recovery process include the following:
- Proving fault. Often Florida car accident victims are able to access monetary settlements through their own PIP coverage, but if you are hoping to access recovery from another party, video footage could be an important component in proving fault. For example, if your injury happened at a business where you slipped and fell because they did not maintain a reasonably safe space, video footage may prove management or owners were reckless. There may be footage that proves a dangerous spill was not cleaned up and there was no attempt to make the public aware of the slick floor danger.
- Establishing injury severity. Video footage can also be used to establish the extent of your injuries. After a car accident, there may be video footage that shows the force and the severity of the collision. Then, this evidence may be used to support your need for compensation beyond your PIP from the at-fault driver.
- Supporting witness statements. There are situations in which a witness provides testimony but another pushes back on the reliability of the witness. But visual evidence could support their account.
- Refuting other parties. If you have moved to access recovery and the other party suddenly begins to suggest they have their own injuries and they are worse than your own, or that they did not behave in a negligent way, evidence could be used to refute their claims. In a car crash dispute, a driver may assert they did not run a red light, but if there is video footage that proves the driver did ignore the red light, they will be discredited.
- Illustrating emotional impacts. Non-economic damages can be complicated, but in some cases video footage can be used to prove that a person is experiencing emotional distress and that these emotional impacts are crippling the injured party’s ability to enjoy their day-to-day life.
Are you remembering a security camera near the accident site where you were injured? In order to access that valuable footage, talk to the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. With over 30 years of experience, the lawyers at Earnhart Law have the expertise you need and know how to gather evidence to support your need for recovery. To learn what is possible for you, book a no-cost, confidential consultation. Call 561-265-2220 or contact us online.