Personal injury accidents can happen at any time. Any locations that people frequently visit to do shopping, including big name stores like Walmart, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, as well as malls, shopping centers, parking lots, and office buildings, for instance, can be the scene of personal injury accidents.
Some of the most common types of personal injury incidents that could occur on the premises stores, shopping centers, malls, parking lots, office buildings include the following: slip and fall accidents; trip and fall accidents; falling object incidents; sexual assault incidents, including groping.
In personal injury cases, surveillance footage from the accident is among the most important piece of evidence. Therefore, it is normal for victims of personal injury accidents to have many questions regarding how they could obtain security video or any footage that captured their incident.
Below are some frequently asked questions:
- How do I get video footage for a slip and fall accident I had at a Walmart location?
- How do I obtain video footage for a slip and fall accident I had at a The Home Depot location?
- How do I ask for video footage for a slip and fall accident I had at a Lowe’s store?
- How do I get my hands on video footage for a slip and fall accident I had at a Target store?
- Hot do I order video footage for a slip and fall accident, or any other type of incident, that I had at a large retail store or a shopping center, mall, parking lot, or office building?
If you have any of the questions listed above or have any other questions about how you could obtain footage from security cameras after an incident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to evaluate your claim and help you win. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims, including slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, sexual assault incidents, and falling object incidents, among other incidents. Our lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you recover the highest amount of compensation available.
If you would like to discuss your claim with the experts at our firm, do not hesitate to contact us today.
How Can the Footage Captured by Security Cameras Help Your Case?
Any video footage that captures an accident can be of utmost importance for the success of an injury case. This is because video footage can capture some of the following:
- The hazard or dangerous condition that caused the incident
- Whether store employers/managers were aware of the hazard or should have been aware of the hazard (i.e., a visual of them walking near the hazard)
- Exactly how the incident occurred
- The aftermath of the incident
Depending on the details surrounding the incident, video footage can really make the difference between winning or losing a personal injury case.
How Do I Get Video Footage?
It is important to note that the surveillance videos captured by stores or other businesses are considered private property; this means that the victims of personal injury accidents do not have any legal right to the videos. Although victims can ask for the footage and stores and businesses can make it available, they are not required to do so – and ultimately, if the footage compromises them, they will likely not make it available. So, although they could agree to show you or give you a copy of the video, they are not legally required to do so just based on a request.
Although there is no guarantee, a way to increase the likelihood of a store or business agreeing to give you video surveillance is to make sure that the police are involved. If the incident warrants police involvement (like a sexual assault incident or assault and battery incident, for example), you should ensure that you file a report with the local authorities. During their investigation, they will likely visit stores/businesses with surveillance video and request to see the footage. In most cases, stores and businesses are more inclined to cooperate with the authorities than any private citizens.
What if the store or business is not cooperating and refuses to give you the footage? Another option is to bring forth court action. Surveillance videos can be subpoenaed for a court case, which means that the video must be made available.
If you are worried about obtaining video footage of your personal injury accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to help you every step of the way – including during the process of obtaining important video footage. For more information, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm today.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
If you would like to learn more about how you could get video footage for the personal injury accident that you suffered in Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, or any other store or business, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to begin or continue your claim – and fight for your right to a fair recovery. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, contact us immediately.
At our firm, we offer free legal services – both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free legal services, our lawyers will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the guidance that you need to pursue your claim and win. If you would like to benefit from our free legal services, contact the experts at our firm as soon as possible.
We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Additionally, our firm is based on contingency; this means that our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome. If you do not win, you will not pay anything.
Are you ready to speak with our lawyers for more information about obtaining video footage after your accident? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.