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How to Obtain Traffic Camera Video of Your Colorado Car Accident

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Footage of a car accident can serve as valuable evidence for a claim or lawsuit.

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver in Colorado, it’s important that you have evidence proving that the other driver was at fault. That way, you can get the money you deserve for your accident-related expenses, which can add up fast.

One of the best pieces of evidence you can get in support of your car accident claim or lawsuit is video footage of your collision. But how do you get access to such video footage? Who owns it? And what video footage is available?

At The Longo Firm, we know exactly what to do and how to find the facts that matter to your case. That’s because we have been helping crash victims for years in Colorado Springs. To see how an experienced car accident lawyer can help with your potential legal case, contact us today for a free case evaluation.

What car accident video footage is available in Colorado?

Depending on when and where your collision took place in Colorado, there might be many videos available of your crash, including:

  • Traffic camera footage, especially if your collision occurred at a busy intersection in Colorado Springs or another nearby city.
  • Highway video footage, especially if traffic cameras are positioned on overpasses or near exit ramps on interstates.
  • Tollbooth video footage, especially at tollbooths on the limited access toll roads in Colorado like I-70, which has limited access express lanes.
  • Security camera or CCTV footage if your collision occurred near a business equipped with outdoor security cameras.
  • Dashboard camera (dash cam) footage recorded by your vehicle, another car involved in the crash, or another vehicle driving by at the time of the collision.
  • Cellphone video footage of your accident that you recorded by yourself or someone else who saw the collision.
  • Police video footage that was recorded by the local police officer or state trooper from the Colorado State Police who responded to your crash.

How to get access to your car accident video footage

In most cases, you will need to contact the person, business, or government entity that owns or operates that camera that recorded the video of your collision or crash site. This can include:

  • The City of Colorado Springs or wherever your crash occurred, especially if your collision took place at an intersection monitored by a traffic camera.
  • The Colorado Springs Police Department, if a local police officer from there responded to your crash.
  • The Colorado State Police if a state trooper responded to your crash.
  • The Colorado Department of Transportation, especially if your collision occurred on an interstate or limited access highway.
  • A business that owns the security camera that recorded your crash.
  • A driver or passerby who recorded your accident on their cellphone. These individuals might be listed on your official Colorado car accident report generated by the investigating police officer.

How much time do you have to get access to your video?

Often, there’s no set time limit for how long such video footage is saved after an accident. In some cases, businesses or individuals might destroy videos after only a few days. That’s why it’s critical that injury victims demand access to important video footage right away. That’s why you need a lawyer handling your Colorado car accident claim or lawsuit as soon as possible.

How can a Colorado Springs car accident attorney help me?

When you have an experienced attorney investigating your collision, they can demand access to all video footage of your crash. But that’s often just the start. They can also conduct a thorough independent investigation and consult with accident reconstruction experts.

That’s our approach at The Longo Firm. Our legal team leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth. When you have our law firm on your side, you can be sure that we will go the extra mile to build the strongest possible legal case on your behalf so that we can aggressively advocate for the compensation you deserve.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.

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