Being involved in a
car accident can be overwhelming and hectic. Your emotions are running high and your
thoughts are completely scattered. There are so many things must possibly
be done, such as going to the hospital, getting your car towed, talking
to police, gathering witness accounts, and exchanging information with
the other driver, that the only evidence you may possess are the reports
collected by law enforcement and witnesses, as well as your own memory.
That is why taking pictures for what transpired can provide you with details
necessary to file a proper insurance or personal injury claim. Having
photographic evidence can also protect you from any false accusations
or depreciated settlement offers.
Fortunately, we live in a society where our cellphones are equipped with
cameras, capable of taking high quality photos. Once you assessed the
scene and informed the authorities, take out your cellphone and begin
recording the scene of the accident.
The following are additional tips to making sure you get the most out of
Take as many pictures as possible. Especially if you have sizeable memory space, don’t hold back in
regards to how many pictures you take. While going through your pictures
afterwards, you may stumble upon something you missed or overlooked.
Record multiple angles. When we take pictures in a car accident, we tend to be satisfied with
one picture of each damaged part. However, taking pictures from various
angles can provide you with a full spectrum of the damage.
Take pictures of streets signs and road conditions. Don’t forget to document your surroundings, including the state
of the weather.
Document any visible injuries. It is also important to record all subsequent medical visits and even
the healing process in order to demonstrate the severity of the injury.
Include property damage. If you were carrying valuable items in your car which was destroyed in
the accident, don’t forget to take pictures of those to prove they
were actually in your car when the accident transpired.
Photograph people. This includes law enforcement, witnesses, medical attendants, etc.
If you have been involved in a car accident and sustained serious injuries,
contact our Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys at Paulsen Law Group and
schedule your free consultation today.