Why It Is Important to Take Pictures After an Accident

Guy taking photo of car accident

Whether you were involved in a car accident or were hurt by a slip and fall injury, it is imperative that you take several detailed and clear photographs after the accident to support your personal injury case or insurance claim. These photographs will show the severity of the accident itself, the extent of your injuries, as well as the potential cause for the car accident or slip and fall incident. Additionally, after being in an accident, you may not remember much of what happened to you. Fortunately, the photographs you take can remind you of important factors that could influence your case.

What Should Be Photographed to Help with Your Personal Injury Case?

After a car accident, it would be smart to take photographs of the following:

  • Injuries
  • License plates
  • Street signs, signals, and lights
  • Where the accident took place
  • Weather conditions
  • Collision points, skid marks, and debris
  • Witnesses

After a slip and fall accident, it would be helpful to capture the following with a camera:

  • Where you fell
  • If there were any warning signs listed
  • The condition of the floor
  • The lighting
  • If any cameras caught your fall
  • Injuries
  • Witnesses

How to Take Photographs at the Scene of an Accident

If you are severely injured and cannot take pictures of the scene, ask a friend, family member, or witness to do so for you. Exchange information with this witness so he/she can send you the photographs. Here are some additional tips on how to take pictures after an accident:

  • Take more pictures than you think you need
  • Capture different angles
  • Make sure the time/date stamp on the pictures is correct
  • Check your photographs to make sure they are not blurry
  • Have someone else help you take pictures of your injuries
  • Do not move any evidence to take pictures
  • Remember to also take pictures of the surrounding scene not just what is directly in front of you

If you or a loved one was injured in an auto wreck or slip and fall accident at little or no fault of your own, call our office at (203) 439-3652 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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