There is no doubt that bustling intersections are home to many car accidents reported throughout Toronto. The silver lining with this is that there may be a surveillance camera present at this intersection, which may have recorded the entirety of your accident playing out. This may ultimately be of benefit to you in your potential, future legal claim. Continue reading to learn how recordings from intersection cameras might play into your claim and how an experienced Toronto car accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help you collect any other necessary pieces of proof.
How do recordings from intersection cameras play into car accident claims?
To reiterate, an intersection camera might have recorded the events leading up to your accident, along with the accident itself. This hard evidence may be critical in your car accident claim, as it may clearly portray the recklessness and carelessness of the other driver involved (i.e., the defendant).
However, it is worth mentioning that intersection cameras may only focus on license plate numbers. This is because they are primarily designed to capture traffic violations (i.e., running a red light, turning on red, etc). With this, it may also be of benefit to obtain private surveillance camera footage. This may be cameras from residential homes, commercial properties, school zones, or otherwise.
What other pieces of proof do I need for my car accident claim?
While an intersection camera recording may be a pivotal piece of proof, you must not stop here. This is because you carry a burden of proof as the plaintiff of a car accident claim. Meaning, that you must provide an adequate amount of evidence that leaves little to no question that your injuries and damages are directly linked to the events of your accident; and further, the defendant’s negligence. Without further ado, it is in your best interest to also collect the following pieces of proof:
- Photos of your visible injuries and car damages while you are still at the scene of your accident.
- Oral and written testimonies made by witnesses who were present at the scene of your accident.
- A copy of the police report conducted by the law enforcement officer at the scene of your accident.
- Copies of your medical records regarding the extent of your injuries.
- Copies of your medical bills regarding the cost of your injuries.
- A copy of the quote to repair your car damages.
Some of the aforementioned pieces of proof may be obtained independently, but others may require the assistance of a lawyer. So you must not wait too long to contact a skilled Toronto auto accident lawyer. This is because the statute of limitations for your claim is likely two years from the date on which your accident occurred. That said, it is wise if you call Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.