Yes, insurance companies may use video surveillance after a car accident if such footage is available. Insurance companies may conduct their own investigation in response to a particularly costly claim. This can include going to the scene of the accident and looking at surveillance footage or any other available evidence.
Insurance companies may look at security camera or dashboard camera footage of the car accident. Traffic cameras may have filmed the accident or the drivers on their way to the eventual site of the collision. Even if security cameras don’t show the accident, they could provide valuable information about the way those involved were driving around the time of the accident.
Why Do Insurance Companies Investigate After a Car Accident?
If you’re filing a claim, the insurance company is likely going to do its due diligence to make sure what you’re saying is true before they pay you.
After their investigation, they may have a different account of the car accident than you had. They may not pay as much as you need because they disagree about the cost of the accident, or what the cause was. A car accident lawyer from our firm can help you make sure your case isn’t undervalued.
Types of Video Surveillance for Car Accidents
Sometimes a car accident will be recorded by a red light camera or a security camera for a business on that particular street.
If one of the cars involved has a dashboard camera then they may look at that as well. Video evidence is useful because it can show exactly what happened during your accident.
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Will the Liable Party’s Insurance Look at Video Surveillance?
The liable party’s insurance may examine video surveillance to disprove liability. In a car accident, the liable party is the person who is responsible for the accident.
If you were to file a suit against the liable party’s insurance company, then it would benefit them to try to disprove liability so they don’t have to pay you on their policyholder’s behalf.
It is reasonable to assume that insurance companies will look at anything available to them that could help disprove liability, including video footage.
The Insurance Company May Use All Evidence Available to Them, but So Will We
There may be a disparity between your account of events and your insurance company’s account. This could cause them to pay you less than you believe you’re entitled to. A lawyer from our firm can help you fight to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
An attorney can investigate all the available evidence in your case to help support your claim.
Our firm will investigate by:
- Looking at security camera footage
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Assessing the damage to your vehicle
- Examining police reports
What Is the Purpose of Our Investigation?
The purpose of our investigation is to build a case for our clients. Looking at all the available data may be able to help us to determine who the liable party was, and the extent of the damage they caused.
If you were the victim of a car accident, then you may want to take legal action against the insurance company of the liable party.
They would likely try to build a case to disprove the liability of their policyholder or try to show that the damage wasn’t extensive so that they don’t have to pay you. As your attorneys, our job would be to prepare a case to show that you’re entitled to compensation.
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What We’ve Been Able to Do for Past Clients in Car Accidents
In one case, we were able to recover $425,000 for a client who was the victim of a motor vehicle accident.
We’ve recovered $250,000 from another liable party’s insurance company with an additional settlement for underinsured insurance pending.
Do Insurance Companies Have Access to More Information than We Do?
Records of the accident from a security camera or police reports would be made available to our firm as well as the insurance company.
We would have as much access to all the information regarding the accident as the insurance company would. It’s just a matter of being thorough in our investigation.
As your lawyers, we would leave no stone unturned in our search for any information that could help your case.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for Help Recovering Compensation
Call us today for a free consultation so that we can get started on your case. We will support you throughout the legal process and can answer any questions you might have.
Don’t let insurance companies push you around and withhold the payments that they owe you according to your policy. Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers and see what we can do for you.