When it comes to vehicle accident claims, the proverb “a picture is worth a thousand words” is undoubtedly true. Photos of the accident scene, the wrecked cars, and your injuries will provide much more convincing evidence be than just your spoken statement. Images can be used for presenting the facts objectively.
Photos can also save information that you might otherwise forget, help you retrace the sequence of events leading up to the accident, prove who I at fault for the accident, and show the seriousness of the damages and injuries. Here are some pointers to help you gather the crucial documentation for your auto accident damage claim. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to request a free legal consultation.
Take photos as soon as possible
If it is safe, begin snapping images of the vehicles as soon as possible after the collision; do not pull them off the road beforehand. The positions of the vehicles and the extent of the damage will serve to demonstrate how the accident occurred, so you want to capture them exactly as they came to rest after the collision.
Take photos of any damage
Photograph any damage to the vehicles as well as other damaged items such street signs, guardrails, etc. from a distance and up close. Pay close attention to any paint that another vehicle or your car may have left on another vehicle. The paint will make it easier to locate the impact location. Include wide angle images that situate them within the greater scene while photographing any broken glass or damaged car pieces that may have fallen off during the collision.
Keep in mind the overall picture of the accident
Don’t forget to take photos of all the vehicles in them so that their locations within the greater scene and their links to significant parts of that scene can be noted. You should also take photos to help document other elements of the scene, such as the weather, any broken traffic signals or signs, impediments that would have obscured a driver’s view, etc. Basically, attempt to take a picture of anything you can think of that might have contributed to the accident (or that someone else might claim did).
Injury photos can e compelling
Take pictures of your wounds to help you with your injury claim if you have been in a vehicle accident. In the days and weeks after the accident, you should definitely take several shots, both to record any bruises and other damage that might not be obvious right away and to track the healing process. These images will be used to support your claim for pain and suffering damages.
Take your photos to your attorney
The images can be used by your lawyer to strengthen your claim for financial compensation from the entity in charge of your accident. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right away to schedule a free consultation if you’d like to talk about a potential auto accident injury claim with the top auto accident firm in Southern California.