Although smartphones have been the main cause of
distracted driving accidents, they are considered helpful for taking pictures after a
car accident. Taking photos of the scene and other details surrounding the collision
helps preserve evidence for your car insurance claim or
personal injury lawsuit. When you are dealing with insurance adjusters who are investigating
your claim, these pictures are used to help paint a complete picture of
the accident and help you recover the full compensation that you are entitled
to for your injuries and damages.
The following are several tips for capturing the most evidence possible
after a car accident:
Take pictures of the property damage – Snap photos of internal and external damage to all vehicles involved.
Do not forget to photograph the make, model, and license plate numbers
of the other vehicles. Be sure to capture damage to other objects or buildings,
as well as any skid marks or debris.
Take photos of your injuries – If you can, take pictures of your injuries as soon as possible
after they were sustained and in the days following your accident. Documenting
the recovery process of your injury will show the full extent of the harm
you suffered from the crash.
Take more pictures than your phone’s storage allows – Take more pictures than you think you will need. You might not
notice something that you missed when you were originally taking the photos.
Capture everything that you think is relevant.
Take pictures from multiple angles – People tend to take a picture of one thing and then move on to
the next. Rather, take multiple photos of the same thing from different angles.
Take photos of witnesses, police officers, and the other driver – You may not recall all of the people who were present at the accident
scene. It may be helpful to know who was there in case you need to speak
with them later. Your lawyer may want to contact a witness or officer
about giving a testimony.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, request a
free consultation with our Fort Worth personal injury lawyer at the
Law Offices of James M. Stanley today.