You know how people are nagging you to “get off your phone” “put that away and be present” “stop with the selfies already!” and on and on…
Well, if you’ve been involved in an accident, you better have that phone out!
Maybe this isn’t the best time to be taking a selfie but it’s definitely pivotal to be taking pictures of everything pertaining to your accident.
Let us explain:
Photographic evidence is a powerful form of evidence in any type of accident. Photos can convey pertinent information, while also providing jurors with physical, tangible evidence they can hold and view while listening to testimony or deliberating.
While pictures to do not replace written reports or other testimony, they provide useful evidence to help further explain the accident and who may have caused it. As such, if involved in an accident, it is important to document it with numerous photos.
So…What Type of Pictures to Take at an Accident Scene… I mean you told me no selfies…
Generally, there are common pictures that should be taken at an accident scene.
Regardless of whether you want to recover from a car accident or for a slip & fall accident, you should make sure to take the following types of pictures:
Remember these pictures should be taken as soon after the accident as possible.
Here are the specific pictures you should take:
Ultimately, the circumstances of each accident will determine what type of pictures should be taken.
As a general rule, however, it is best to take as many pictures as possible…Trust us, you won’t regret it!
It will help you tremendously, if and when you see an attorney about your accident – especially if evidence is needed to make a major turning point in your case.
Plus, accidents are rattling, disorienting and just plain messy …. the last thing your brain is going to store in your long term memory bank is what everything looked like…
It’s kind of a blur to the brain so take a clear picture on your camera!