When you’ve been involved in a car accident, setting the scene can be an important part of your case. Pictures of the scene can be crucial evidence of any insurance or legal claim. That’s why you should follow these tips for taking useful car accident photos.
Take Pictures as Soon as Possible
You may be overwhelmed after the accident, but it is important to capture the scene as accurately as possible. Your health and safety come first, so only take pictures when it is safe to do so. Time is of the essence, and you want to document the position of the vehicles and the condition of the road as soon as you can. You can even take pictures before the police arrive.
Document Every Detail
Accident scene photos are important evidence. When the tow truck takes the vehicles away, it takes away evidence. That’s why it is crucial that you take pictures of every detail. Take pictures of things like scratches, dents, broken windows, deployed airbags, broken taillights, busted tires, and any leaking fluids. A detail that may seem unnecessary at the time may end up being very important.
Take Pictures from Different Angles
Your accident pictures should be a summarization of what happened. Take close up pictures of dents and damage. Then step back and get a wider view of the vehicle. Capture the accident as seen from all sides.
Capture the Surrounding Area
It is crucial to document the surrounding area of an accident, especially if anything may have played a part in the accident. Take pictures of any skid marks, broken glass, traffic signs, and traffic signals. Even documenting the weather conditions can help establish what happened.
Photograph Your Injuries
Your wounds will heal, and your bruises will fade with time. Pictures of your injuries soon after the accident can be very helpful. If your injuries aren’t visible, keep good records of your MRIs and X-rays.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you should consider a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Gregg Goldfarb has been helping car accident victims for over 25 years. Contact us online or call us at 305-374-7000 to schedule a free consultation.