Evidence will be vital if you are injured in a car crash. Anything you can collect that will help to show the other party was at fault will strengthen your case for compensation.
The vast increase in the availability of cameras over recent years can help you with this. Here are three types of camera to consider:
Cell phone cameras
Most people have a camera on their phone these days. If you are able, you can use yours to take some quick shots of the crash scene, perhaps including snaps of bystanders who you could later pursue as witnesses.
These can show the precise moment of the crash, and the lead up to it. Even if you do not have one, other drivers may have caught the crash, or poor behavior from the other driver on their dashcams.
You may be able to get hold of traffic camera footage, or video from cameras situated at intersections. Both should give a good view of the road. Many streets also have cameras on the sidewalks, to reduce crime, and these may still catch a portion of the road you were on.
Private cameras on property
Property owners’ cameras tend to point more toward their property, but the occasional one may have a view of the road outside.
If you are injured in a crash, you need to concentrate on recovering, not searching for camera footage. Getting legal help to have someone do that for you and take charge of presenting your claim.