Times are rapidly changing in regards to the availability and continued development of a vehicle’s electronics, telematics, dash cams, surveillance, etc. Telematics refers to technology that monitor’s a vehicle’s movements by using GPS and onboard diagnostics to record movements on a computerized map.
Telematics data is recorded in this day and time on most cars, trucks, heavy equipment, and even larger water vessels. Also, most police officers now have dash cams and body cams. In many jurisdictions, even fire rescue and first responders will have them as well. It is important to get this recorded information, including pictures and captured video.
This data is often extremely helpful in a disputed liability case where it shows the actual crash, the locations of the vehicles before they are moved, the interviews of the witnesses and drivers, etc. Usually this footage is the best evidence of a horrific crash, including, though it is difficult to listen to, the screams of the injured or the families, and the extraction of our clients from the vehicles.
Finally, you will notice in many cities and towns, including our own Bryan-College Station, cameras placed at intersections on traffic signals and utility poles. These cameras are typically continuously recording, and any captured event will be lost after a period of time (i.e., 24-72 hours). Thus, it’s important to immediately request and obtain the captured video from the appropriate office or agency that controls these cameras.
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