What Are Important Photos to Take After a Car Accident?

If you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important actions you can take is to take photos of anything and everything you may find relevant. For further explanation, read on and discover how a seasoned Buffalo car accident lawyer of Ramos & Ramos can help you in fulfilling your burden of proof for your personal injury claim.

What are the necessary photos to take after a car accident?

First and foremost, for the sake of your personal injury claim, you must take photos of all cars involved in your accident. Even if there is no visible damage to one or some of the vehicles, photos are necessary to identify the parties involved via the license plates, car makes, car models, car colors, etc. You should try to take these photos before you move the cars, but only if it is safe to do so. Plus, you should take a variety of close-up and distant shots that can capture the location of the accident, the force of the collision, the direction of movement, etc.

Secondly, photos of the scene of the accident are necessary for your lawsuit. That is, you should document the road conditions and weather conditions that may have contributed to your accident, along with any skid marks, broken glass, or other obstructions that may have impacted a driver’s view of the road.

And lastly, to capture your physical condition after your accident, you must take photos of your physical injuries before they heal. You should also take photos of any devices your medical practitioner may have prescribed to you (i.e., arm sling, cervical collar, walker, etc). Also keep these devices so that they can be used as evidence in your case, along with medical documentation and bills that highlight the date, time, and severity of your injuries.

What are the important tips to follow for photos after a car accident?

Below are a couple of important tips to follow when taking photos after being involved in a car accident:

  • Include timestamps on your photos: adjust your digital camera or cellphone settings so that the date and time appear in the photograph itself.
  • Back up your digital photos: this can be done by saving them onto a second hard drive, copying them onto a thumb drive, burning a copy of them onto a CD or DVD, printing them out, etc.

For more tips, we recommend that you consult with a competent Buffalo auto accident lawyer at your earliest convenience.

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