The scene of a car accident can be quite overwhelming. If you are involved in a collision, your first move may be to check your condition and the condition of those in the other vehicle, call law enforcement, and seek emergency medical attention if necessary.
One of the most important tasks that may slip your mind is photographing the accident scene. Having car accident pictures that document the damage and injuries can make a difference between a successful insurance or personal injury claim and an unsuccessful one.
Photos from an accident scene can show proof of the cause of the accident, the contributing factors that may have played a role in the crash, and the extent of damages that victims suffered. Your pictures can be presented as evidence to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries and the fault of the other party.
The following are several tips on how to take car accident photos:
- Take pictures of the property damage, injuries, nearby traffic signs, the other driver, witnesses, police officers, and the surrounding scene in general
- Take more pictures than you think you will need since you might notice something you initially missed at the scene.
- When taking photos of your injuries, make sure that you document the recovery process to demonstrate the full extent of your injuries.