If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, taking the necessary steps to safeguard your legal rights is crucial. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries and other losses. However, you must fulfill the burden of proof before collecting any compensation for your damages. This means you must prove that the other party’s negligence directly caused your injuries. Being involved in a collision can be a traumatic experience, and it’s common for those involved to struggle to remember important details that could determine who is at fault. Fortunately, there’s a good chance that an intersection camera has captured the incident and can provide valuable evidence. Please continue reading to learn the role of intersection camera recordings in your accident claim and how a proficient Birmingham Auto Accident Lawyer can fight for you today. 

How do intersection camera recordings play into accident claims?

Alabama is one of the few states that follow the contributory negligence doctrine. This means that if a plaintiff were partially at fault for the cause of an accident, they would face the absolute bar of recovery. Even if a plaintiff is found 1% at fault for the cause of a collision, they would be barred from recovering any compensation for their damages. Therefore, if you’re in an accident, it’s crucial to prove that the other driver was 100% at fault for the accident.

Intersection camera recordings can strongly impact how the jury interprets the facts of an accident. Usually, video footage is presented as crucial evidence when establishing liability. Depending on the circumstances of the collision, it may reveal that the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. For example, if the recording shows the other driver ran a red light, it could contradict any claims the other driver has made that you were partially at fault for the accident.

Are there any limits to traffic cameras?

Nevertheless, it’s crucial to remember that most intersection cameras are limited in their functions, meaning they may only focus on license plate numbers. This is because they were designed to capture traffic violations. Therefore, you may have to turn to nearby establishments, residential homes, or even school zones that have installed video surveillance cameras as they may have recorded the accident. Private camera footage will work just the same as traffic camera recordings. Remembering that time can be a significant obstacle during your accident claim is also beneficial. Footage can easily be lost if you do not take the necessary steps to secure evidence after an accident.

If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, please don’t hesitate to contact a skilled lawyer from Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, who can help you fight for the justice you deserve. Our legal team is prepared to help you find video footage and other evidence that can help support your claim.