After you have been involved in a car accident, one of the most important things you can do is document the accident damage by taking pictures. Because we now have cellphones that are equipped with high resolution cameras, the process is much easier than ever before. Photographic evidence of your accident is key if you want to successfully recover the compensation you deserve your property damage or personal injuries. Pictures can give a jury the visual details needed to see how your accident occurred and why the other driver was at fault. Below, we give you a few tips that can help you take quality pictures of an accident scene.
- Take photos as soon as you can: After you have checked yourself and other passengers for injuries, asses the accident scene. If it is safe to do so, start taking pictures of the damages.
- Take a lot of pictures: There is no such thing as too many pictures when it comes to documenting your car accident. Get pictures of every vehicle that was involved in the accident and be sure to also take pictures of any injuries people might have suffered. Photograph things like debris on the road, witnesses on the scene, responding police officers, street signs and stoplights, as well as the weather and condition of the road.
- Get different angles: Don’t just take a picture of one object and then move onto the next. Instead, get pictures from many angles. You never know what you might overlook, having multiple angles of the accident scene can reveal crucial details you might not have realized about while you were there in person.
- Take Pictures of Your Recovery: If you suffer an injury in the accident, make sure to document it over time. Create a visual record that shows the progression of your recovery process. Pictures of how your injury changed over time can be used to establish how your accident prevented you from returning to work.
If you have been injured in a car accident, you should immediately speak to our Bowling Green auto accident attorney. Call (270) 977-8910 to schedule your case evaluation today.