If you are involved in a car accident, you may be confused about what to do. While you may be concerned about injuries and damages, it’s important to remember that gathering evidence now is essential if you plan to file a claim.
One of the most important types of evidence to have is photos of the accident, scene, injuries and damages. Tips to help you capture photos that will help during a personal injury claim can be found here.
Start taking pictures immediately
If possible, pull your phone out and start taking pictures of the accident immediately. Ideally, you can get photos before the vehicles are moved off the road or altered in any way.
Make sure to take wide-angle shots from a distance that show the entire scene. Once you have these shots, take photos of the damages to all the vehicles involved.
Some shots to capture include vehicle license plates and damages, property damage resulting from the accident and gouge or skid marks on the road. If you can, take shots from several angles to ensure you show everything as thoroughly as possible.
Take photos of your injuries
If you were injured, you should take photos of the injuries, too. This is especially important for smaller injuries like cuts, scrapes or bruises. These will start to heal and evidence of them can disappear after a few days. To ensure you have evidence of all accident-caused injuries, take photos of what happened right away.
Having photos that show the damage and injuries caused by a car accident will help you recover the settlement you deserve. Knowing your legal rights after an accident is also helpful and will ensure that you get the justice deserved after an accident caused by another person.