What You Should Take Pictures of Following an Accident?

December 19, 2022

A car accident can be a stressful and frightening event. It may seem challenging to think clearly right after an accident, but it is essential that you be able to keep your cool and collect evidence that might be beneficial to protecting your rights following the accident. One of the best ways to collect evidence following a wreck is by taking pictures. This quick guide will provide you with some tips on how to take pictures of a car accident scene. This information can be helpful during a car accident deposition.

Why Should I Take Photos?

Taking pictures of the accident or other aspects of the area in which the wreck happened is one of the best ways to collect and preserve evidence. Insurance adjusters will want to see any photos you have while investigating your vehicle claim. If your accident results in a personal injury lawsuit, the photos could become crucial evidence for your lawyers.

The pictures can help paint a picture of the location, road conditions, or other details that could be important. Weather conditions, debris, the position of the other vehicles involved, and even subtle details such as alcohol containers can all be essential details. Because a wreck is a very traumatic experience, there could be things you forget or do not notice. Photos can help keep details fresh.

Can I Use My Phone Camera?

Yes, any phone can be used to take accident photos. The quality of the photos is not the main point, but rather the existence of the photos. Having a time stamp on the photo is far more important than the quality of the photo.

Which Details Should I Photo?

You will likely be very shaken up following your accident. This is why it is essential to know ahead of time which photos you will need to take pictures of. Here are a few ideas of important details to capture.

  • Your vehicle and the damage to it
  • The other cars involved and the damage to them
  • Skid marks on the road
  • Vehicle parts, glass, and debris that were created by the wreck
  • The area of the accident
  • Condition of stops signs or traffic lights
  • Weather conditions or the environment
  • Bodily injuries you or your passengers received

Do Angles Matter?

Yes, angles can matter quite a lot when evaluating the damage or injuries involved in a car accident. Take photos from different angles to ensure you thoroughly capture all the info. It is also helpful to keep one common landmark visible in each picture. This will help to establish the angle from which you are taking the photos. This will also help to establish the legitimacy of the photos as well.

If you have been in a car accident and believe you are not being treated fairly by the insurance companies, it is a good idea to reach out to a local car accident attorney for help.

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