Can Video Camera Footage Prove Negligence in a Truck Accident?

Jan 8, 2021

Evidence of any kind is important when showing negligence after any kind of accident. When you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial trucking accident, proving what occurred and who could be at fault is especially important.

Not only are injuries more severe in accidents between large trucks and passenger vehicles but commercial trucking companies and their insurance companies are eager to settle accident cases for as little as possible. Video footage of an accident can make a huge difference in your case.

Cameras are everywhere. There are traffic cameras, cell phone cameras, surveillance cameras, home security cameras, doorbell cameras, dashboard cameras and more. All of these cameras have a chance of capturing all or part of an accident as it occurs. This footage can be all you need to substantiate your claim that the truck driver in your accident was at fault.

Obtaining video footage can be tricky, however. It is highly advisable to seek the help of a skilled commercial truck accident attorney. They will be able to see if there is potential video evidence of the accident during their investigation. If this exists, they can help find and preserve it.

Securing video footage from a security or traffic camera must be done soon after the accident occurred. Many systems record on a loop and erase older footage to record new. When this is the case, once it is gone, it is gone forever. The easiest way to determine if there was a camera near the scene of the accident is to go and check. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles utilizes a network of traffic cameras all over the state (find the list here) and businesses and homes in the vicinity might also have a camera that captures the area.

A Houston truck accident attorney will explore all possible options for proving negligence in your case, including video evidence. Contact The de la Garza Law Group today for a free consultation in your commercial truck collision case. You can learn more about how we can help you with your case when you contact The de la Garza Law Group at 713-784-1010 or toll free at 844-784-1010.