Florida Red Light Cameras
Cameras are everywhere these days. You may or may not be startled at the sheer number cameras that record your daily commute. Is it easy to get a copy of this footage? See if your accident was potentially recorded on this South Florida Red Light Camera Map.
After a Car Accident in South Florida, if liability is not crystal clear, as your personal-injury lawyer, I will want to gather as much evidence as possible to prove my injured client did not cause the accident. To that end, if there is available camera footage, I want it.
It is important to remember that these cameras are maintained by American Traffic Solutions. They keep their red-light camera footage for South Florida car accidents for only 30 days. If you contact the Transportation Department, they will require a release signed by the Local Police Department and a video request form (i.e. location code, cross streets, direction camera is facing,date, and time.
These forms are available on our car accident injury page. You will also need to pay a fee for the first 15 minutes and more for each additional 15-minute increment –PER CAMERA….so, for example. You would want the footage from both cameras to see the car accident and would have to pay twice.
Other Resources for Video Footage
The first thing you’ll want to note of the different potential sources of video, and this depends largely on where your accident occurred. Were you on a highway or major thoroughfare? Were there any nearby businesses which may have outdoor surveillance cameras?
It is recommended that you have an attorney, if you’ve suffered an injury. Acquiring camera footage will be difficult if you attempt it yourself. Especially from alternate sources. An attorney will inform them of this potential piece of evidence as soon as possible. Your attorney can assist by requesting a subpoena for the release of video footage. Time is of the essence as old data/video is often erased in a matter of days.
Local Business Security Cameras.
Your accident was in a populated area with lots of local businesses, there is a very good chance that your accident was recorded by their CCTV surveillance cameras. This video footage will be valuable help with a little help from an attorney. Though they did record your accident, the business is not obligated to share this footage with you. While they aren’t under an obligation to share this footage, they will often help you. Though, large market stores probably have rules regarding the release of video footage and will require a request to corporate for approval.
Video footage is invaluable evidence to a driver’s negligence, especially if they were distracted by their cellphone.
Police Bus and Personal (Witness) Dash-cams
Can a lawyer help?
If you were injured in a car crash, time is critical in acquiring the video to support your case. you need to call Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA for a free consultation. By hiring an attorney,you have the best chance at a successful outcome. Our job is to make sure you’re fully compensated for losses you’ve suffered.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding an auto accident, we encourage you to contact Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert,PA. All cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis — if there is no recovery, you do not pay. Evening and weekend appointments are available for the convenience of our clients. Services offered in English, Spanish and Creole.