These days, if you’re involved in a car crash, it’s more likely than ever that it was captured on video or in photos. Red-light cameras, Ring doorbells, businesses’ and other surveillance videos and even cameras on the helmets and bikes of passing cyclists can provide valuable evidence related to the crash.
Drones are another potential source of documentary evidence for crashes. There may be drones in the area being used by real estate agents, developers, event coordinators and others. Increasingly, police departments are also using drones to document accident scenes.
Why drones are particularly valuable in documenting crash scenes
These drones haven’t replaced accident reconstruction professionals. They’re a relatively new and valuable tool that lets them capture the scene from the air, where things can be much clearer and more accurate than from photos taken at ground level. They can capture every angle in just seconds. Some even make 3D scans.
Law enforcement drones are more likely to be used at the scene of a very serious crash where the vehicles involved remain in place while the crash is being investigated. That’s just one more reason why it’s important to get law enforcement to the scene immediately.
It’s crucial to collect all potential evidence
If there’s any question about who was responsible for the crash or how much responsibility each driver has, it’s important to seek all potential sources of video and photographic evidence. Don’t expect homeowners or business owners to come forward with video taken from their surveillance cameras. If they weren’t around when the crash occurred, they may not realize they have anything of value.
By having experienced legal guidance, you can help make sure that no potential evidence is missed and that can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve.