When it comes to automobile accident claims, the adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is absolutely true. Photographs of the accident site, car damage, and your injuries will provide far more proof than your spoken statement alone. Photographs may be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Present the facts objectively
- Keep track of details you would otherwise overlook
- Recreate the sequence of events that lead to the accident
- Determine who is to blame for the accident
- Demonstrate the seriousness of the injuries and damages
Here are a few pointers to help you gather the most crucial evidence for your car accident damage claim.
Take pictures right away
Start snapping images of the automobiles as soon as possible after the collision, if it is safe to do so—don’t move them off the road first. Because the locations of the cars, as well as the amount of the damage, will assist illustrate how the accident occurred, you want to record the vehicles exactly as they came to rest after the collision.
Take pictures of all the damage
Take photos of any damage to the vehicles, as well as any other damaged things such as traffic signs, guardrails, and so on, from a distance and up close. Pay close attention to any paint that the other vehicle may have left on your vehicle or that your vehicle may have left on another vehicle. The paint will aid in determining the exact location of the hit. Photograph any shattered glass or damaged automobile pieces that may have come off during the collision, being careful to include wide angle photos that place them in context with the broader scene.
Keep location in mind
Remember to snap photographs with all of the cars in them so that their locations within the wider scene and relationships to significant components of the scene may be captured. You should also take photographs to capture other features of the scene, such as the weather, any violated traffic signals or signs, any objects that may have obscured a driver’s vision, and so on. Basically, if you can think of anything that may have contributed to the accident (or that someone else may claim contributed), attempt to photograph it.
Take photographs of your injuries
Taking pictures of your injuries might aid you with your car accident injury claim. In the days and weeks following the accident, you’ll probably want to take several photographs, both to catch bruising and other damage that may not be evident right away, and to chronicle the healing process. These images will be used to support your claim for pain and suffering compensation.
What Am I Going To Do With All These Photographs?
Please show these to your lawyer. The photographs can be used by your attorney to help you create a solid case for compensation from the party who caused your injury. Call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 right now to schedule a free consultation to discuss a potential car accident injury claim with the #1 car accident firm in southern California.