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Tips for taking pictures after a car crash

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2024 | Firm News |

Pictures are very helpful if you get involved in a car crash. They provide strong evidence for what occurred. They also preserve that evidence, even long after vehicles have been moved out of the roadway.

But how do you take pictures if you get involved in a crash? It’s easy in 2024 because you likely just have a camera app on your phone. But it’s still important to know what pictures to take, so here are a few examples.

Pictures of damage and injuries

To start with, you may be considering a lawsuit to sue the driver who caused the crash, which led to significant costs for you. As a result, it can be helpful to have pictures of damage to the vehicles or injuries that you or other passengers suffered in the crash. This shows that the damage and injuries did occur in the car accident, rather than in a separate event.

Pictures of the crash scene

Next, back up and take bigger pictures of the entire scene. This may not show the damage as clearly, but it can help to show how the accident happened. For example, it can show the position of the vehicles, the design of the road and the location of traffic signals or stop signs.

Pictures of identifying information

Finally, you will probably need to talk to the other driver so that you can get their insurance information and their contact information. An easy way to do this is just to take a picture of their paperwork, their license plate and their driver’s license.

Taking these photos is just the first step. If you’re considering a lawsuit to get the compensation you need for medical bills and other costs, take the time to look into your legal options carefully.