Getting Video Evidence Before Filing Suit?If you are injured or hurt in a store such as a major grocery store or retail chain chances are there is video of the incident. If you ask for the video the store will most likely say no. They will demand you file suit before getting the evidence. What if you want the video to review before you consider filing suit? It may be that the video is favorable to your client and could make the difference between filing in Circuit Court and not District Court.
You can get that video through something known as an action to perpetuate evidence filed under Maryland Rule 2-404.
You name the store as the defendant.
You also need to serve anyone else you think you might sue such as a negligent employee.
In most instances, the business turns over the video after receiving your filing.
Now you can review the incident and determine the best course of action.