It’s no secret that video cameras are all around us. In public spaces like stores, banks, airports, and even on the streets of many towns, we’re continuously being monitored by video—and often recorded. While video surveillance footage is typically gathered in the name of public safety—by police body cams and traffic cameras, for instance—it’s true that it can have broader applications, and it’s particularly useful in personal injury cases.
In fact, one of the first things insurance adjusters—as well as personal injury attorneys—look for when investigating an injury claim or case is video footage that might show how a person was hurt.
Whether it’s a slip and fall/premises liability case or a pedestrian accident that resulted in significant injury or wrongful death, there are often video or still photography images available related to the original incident that could be useful as evidence. Even in car accident cases, video surveillance footage is commonly available now, thanks to the ubiquity of cameras.