How to Get Video Footage of Your Las Vegas Slip and Fall Accident
A video of your slip and fall can be used to support your claim or lawsuit.
If you sustained a serious injury in a slip and fall accident in Las Vegas, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation for your injury-related expenses. This is especially true if someone’s reckless or negligent actions resulted in your injury.
But to obtain financial compensation, you need to provide evidence of wrongdoing. In other words, you need to demonstrate that your slip and fall injury occurred due to someone else’s actions or inaction. And one of the best ways to do that is to obtain video footage of your accident.
At Lasso Injury Law, we know how to investigate accidents and find the facts that matter, including any potential video footage of the incident. That’s because we have been fighting for the rights of people injured in slip and fall accidents in Las Vegas for decades. To see how an experienced slip and fall lawyer can help you, contact us today for a free consultation.
What video footage is available?
Depending on where your slip and fall accident occurred in Las Vegas, there might be several different types of video footage of the incident, including:
- Security camera footage, especially if your accident took place in a casino, nightclub, shopping mall, or another property equipped with security cameras.
- Traffic cameras often strategically placed at busy intersections in Las Vegas.
- Cellphone video footage that was taken by passersby or witnesses who saw your accident.
- Police video footage, especially if a Las Vegas police officer or another law enforcement official responded to your accident.
- Dash cam footage, especially if you slip and fall accident occurred on a street while someone was driving by when the accident took place.
How do I get access to my slip and fall accident video footage?
In most cases, you will need to contact the person or business that owns and operates the camera that recorded your accident. This can include:
- Private businesses, such as casinos, restaurants, stores, or other businesses.
- Private individuals, especially if your video was recorded on someone’s cellphone or dash cam video in their vehicle.
- The City of Las Vegas, especially if a traffic camera video recorded your accident.
- The Las Vegas Department of Public Safety, especially if a police officer responded to your incident.
How long is video footage saved?
In many cases, there are no set rules regarding how long individuals, businesses, cities, or law enforcement agencies have to save video footage, especially if the video was recorded on a security camera at a private business, such as a casino. In most cases, they have the right to destroy video footage anytime they want. That’s why it’s critical that injury victims demand access to the footage as soon as possible. And one of the best ways to do that is by hiring an attorney.
Why should I hire a Las Vegas slip and fall attorney?
Slip and fall accidents often turn out to be complicated legal cases because there’s usually a lot at stake for the at-fault party and their insurance company. If you sustained a severe injury that requires extensive medical care and time off from work, the insurance company will do everything it can to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. Remember, insurance companies aren't charities. They're in business to make money, even if that means paying accident victims less than what they truly deserve.
That’s where we come in. Our job is to demand the compensation you're entitled to under Nevada law. Our law firm is nationally recognized for its work on complex legal cases. In fact, we obtained the largest slip and fall accident verdict in the country - $16.4 million – for one of our clients.
Put your trust in a law firm that puts your needs first. Contact us and schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you. We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay no fees unless we win your case. Make an appointment at our Las Vegas office on West Park Run Drive to learn more.