What photos should you take after a crash?

On Behalf of | Jan 7, 2022 | Uncategorized

While putting your health and safety first is essential after a crash, collecting photos of the accident scene if you are able can be an important way to support your insurance claim or lawsuit. What photos may support your claim after a car accident?

1. The scene of the accident

Documenting the accident scene can help show what occurred in a crash. Useful photos may include wide shots of the position of the cars from multiple angles, any damaged signs or other property, debris on the road, skid marks and other details.

2. Damage done to the cars

Photographing the damage impacting the cars not only documents the damage but also links that damage to the crash. This should include any evidence of a crash visible inside the car like a deployed airbag.

3. The license plates

While it is important to write down the license plate numbers of any cars involved in a crash, taking photos of license plates can also be important. A close-up photo of license plates can provide you with a backup record of the numbers, while a wide shot that includes the license plate will prove that the cars were actually present at the site of the crash.

4. Street signs

Just as photographing license plates can create a backup of license plate numbers for your record, pictures of street signs can do the same for your location. In addition, photographs of stop signs, yield signs and traffic lights can help with future reconstruction of the crash.

5. Any injuries sustained in the crash

While a doctor’s examination is an important way to document injuries after a crash, you do not have to wait to document this harm. Photographing bruises, scrapes and cuts can support your injury claim in the future.

While not everyone has the opportunity to document these details after a crash, photographs can act as important support for your claim after a collision.

Archives

Don’t Wait. Get Your Free Consultation Now

findlaw-network

FREE Injured Worker’s Guide

Book Cover: The Injured Worker's Guide to Compensation Law in Pennsylvania by Kristopher Januzzi Esquire

The Injured Worker’s Guide to Compensation Law in Pennsylvania by Attorney Kristopher Januzzi is available for free!

Request A Copy Now

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Super Lawyers
2015 Litigator Awards | Ranked Top 1% of Lawyers
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Personal Injury
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Bar Association | Your Other Partner
Better Business Bureau Accredited Business | Click for review
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Loading...
Certificate of Membership This is to certify that Adam Wolfe is an Active Member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff
The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers