If you have been injured in an accident, you may decide to sue for compensation. If you want to win your lawsuit, then you are going to need as much evidence as possible. That means that if you notice an intersection camera near the accident scene, then you are going to want to secure those camera recordings. A San Antonio, Texas car accident lawyer can help you do that.

How Can I Secure Camera Recordings?

The process for securing camera recordings can vary based on who placed the camera. Usually, the city or municipality that you are in is control of the camera and it is simple enough to make a request for footage. Your lawyer can guide you through the process or take care of this request for you.

Just be aware that sometimes the footage you want cannot be found. Some cameras stream video, but do not record. Others might rewrite the footage after a few days. So you should act quickly if you want to have a chance at securing any useful evidence.

Can I Ask Private Citizens for Camera Recordings?

You may also be able to talk to business owners or residents who had cameras up near the scene of your accident. They are under no obligation to hand over their footage, but asking about it cannot hurt. They might have caught the other driver making a mistake and causing the crash.

How Long Do I Have to Sue for Damages?

Texas gives you two years to sue for damages if you have been injured in a car accident. Sue after these two years have passed and your case is likely to be thrown out, no matter how much evidence you have.

We really recommend acting as quickly as possible here. The sooner you begin the legal process, the easier it can be to secure any camera recordings that could strengthen your case. Plus, the sooner you file suit, the sooner you can win compensation.

What Kind of Compensation Can I Win in a Personal Injury Suit?

When you sue for damages in a case like this, the insurance company might make you an offer. These initial offers are rarely enough to make up for what accident victims have experienced though. Our attorneys can help you fight for a fair and reasonable compensation offer that makes up for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and missed paychecks
  • Any loss of earning potential
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Any other past and future pain and suffering

Schedule Your Free Consultation

When you decide to sue for damages after a car accident, you do not have to fight for fair compensation on your own. Contact Sahadi Legal Group and learn more about what our experienced attorneys can do to help you. We can offer you a free consultation, so reach out to our law firm today.