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Can a Tesla’s Cameras Prove Fault in a Car Accident?

Question:

I was hit by a Tesla driver who changed lanes into me. He’s claiming I changed lanes into him. Don’t Teslas have cameras?

Answer:

Yes, Teslas have video cameras that can provide evidence of the cause of a car crash. The Tesla’s cameras are constantly monitoring what’s going on around the car, including the front, rear and sides of the car. You can use the Tesla video to prove that you were not a fault for an accident.

If you were in an accident with a Tesla driver who is trying to blame you for the accident, it will be critical to preserve any video of the collision. The Tesla driver’s insurance company will not give you a copy of the video. But if you are represented by a lawyer, your lawyer will immediately send a “spoliation letter” to the other driver’s insurance company, demanding that the video be preserved until the claim is resolved. If the other driver’s insurance adjuster refuses to share the video, your attorney can file a lawsuit against the Tesla driver, at which point your attorney can subpoena production of the video, and the insurance company will be obligated to turn over the video.

If you were injured in an accident with a Tesla driver, you should seek the advice of a personal injury lawyer promptly after the accident. McGee, Lerer & Associates is available 24/7 for a free consultation. If you hire us, you pay us nothing up front. We get paid when the case resolves; we are paid out of the settlement we obtain for you from the other driver’s insurance company.

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