Q: can a person bring in evidence way before the court date.. to prove who is at fault??
again this from the first post that i created.. i got a citation and what i said got it in writing.. but i never gotten what the other driver said.. is there any way to get it.. or it will be presented in court. i have a dash cam footage that shows the other driver ran the red during a turn i was doing.. can i provide that to a lawyer couple months before my court date
If you had liability insurance, you should notify it of a claim against you. Your liability insurer will hire an attorney to defend you.
If you don't have liability insurance, you will have to hire your own attorney, or defend yourself.
Whether you should voluntarily provide dash cam footage to an adverse attorney, without a request to do so, will depend on a lot of factors and judgment.
Whether you should do so before a "court date" depends on what the "court date" is. Typically, before a trial, you have to prepare an Exhibit List of items you intend to introduce into evidence at the time of trial. If your "court date" is a jury trial, you won't be able to use the video or introduce it into evidence for the jury to consider if you did not identify it on your Exhibit List.
A: If you are defending a citation in Traffic Court, you can submit your dash cam to the police and to the City Attorney who is prosecuting the ticket. That may affect how they proceed with the case against you.
contact a lawyer now and maybe s/he can resolve matters now, not years from now, between both auto ins carriers.
evidence can be shared with the insurance co's and hopefully convince them to pay you...if you were injured
your lawyer can get a copy of an arrest report, if there was one.
otherwise you are limited to citation and officers notes (if any)
Yes, it is possible to present evidence to your lawyer or to the court before the scheduled court date. This is typically done through a process known as "discovery," which allows both sides in a case to request and exchange information and evidence related to the case.
If you have a dash cam footage that shows the other driver running a red light, it is certainly worth providing that evidence to your lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can then use this evidence to build a strong case on your behalf and to argue that the other driver was at fault for the accident.
In addition to the dash cam footage, your lawyer may also be able to request other evidence related to the case, such as witness statements or police reports, to further support your case and to establish who was at fault.
It's important to work closely with your lawyer throughout the legal process to ensure that you are properly represented and that your rights are protected. Your lawyer can provide guidance on how to best present your evidence and how to prepare for your court date.
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