It’s a good idea to take photos at the scene of the accident to preserve evidence to be used later when your personal injury attorney works to settle you car wreck case.
One advantage drivers have today is that someone usually has a camera smart phone to take photos at the scene of an auto accident. If you are physically able, it is a good idea to take pictures. Remember to always seek medical treatment first if you are hurt. Here are some of the ways taking photographs of the accident scene can be helpful:
Photos at the Scene of the Accident
- In case the police accident report is wrong or not clear,
- To help identify witnesses,
- To show the current weather conditions,
- To show the current road conditions,
- Traffic Devices at the scene of the accident,
- Damages to the vehicle,
- Damages to yourself.
If you don’t have a camera or smart phone handy, you should still attempt to get names of witnesses, tag numbers, and other relevant information down on paper.
Photos after an Accident
It is also a great idea to take photos of your bodily injuries after an accident. Often, it may be a couple days later before you can fully see the swelling and bruising. We recommend to our clients that they should keep a journal of how the accident has effected their daily lives. Photos help supplement their injury journal and help us understand the types of difficulties the client experiences after an injury. We use this to convey to the insurance companies the amount of pain and suffering our clients when through as well as to better document needed medical treatment from their doctors.
If you or someone you know has been hurt or seriously injured in a vehicle wreck, call 601-914-9219 and speak to an experienced personal injury attorney today.
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