If I have a good video of a major car accident involving 4 vehicles, should I hold onto it?

UPDATED: Oct 27, 2011

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If I have a good video of a major car accident involving 4 vehicles, should I hold onto it?

Lawyers and insurance companies are already calling for a copy. Should I hold out to see if it’s worth something? This one lawyer keeps calling begging me for it.

Asked on October 27, 2011 under Accident Law, Delaware


FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

If you have a video tape showing major car accident which is evidence necessary to the lawsuit that most likely will originate or already has, it is very important that you hold onto the tape.

Potentially law enforcement may want the tape as well. It would be a foolish thing for you to destroy the tape in that potentially a claim could be made against you for intentional spoilation of evidence.

You very well could be subpoenaed to provide the tape for a legal proceeding.

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