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How to take pictures after a car accident

On Behalf of | Jan 26, 2024 | Personal Injury

Pictures serve as evidence in car accident claims. Since an accident scene can change quickly and you and the other driver may have different narrations, it’s crucial to take reliable photos to have solid evidence.

Here are six tips to help you:

Take photos of the general accident scene

It’s crucial to capture the general view of the accident scene from different angles. These photos won’t focus on a particular detail – they will be wide shots of the whole scene.

Focus on the cars

Take photos of the vehicles’ positions and proximity from different angles. These can help identify the at-fault party. 

Additionally, take close-up shots of the damage to your car. These include broken windows, scratches, dents, cracks on the windshield, deployed airbags and so on.

Capture your injuries 

Take photos of your physical injuries, even those you believe are minor. Besides, if your clothes contain any evidence, be it a tear or blood, take photos.

Photograph traffic indicators

Photographing traffic lights, road signs, and other traffic indicators is also beneficial. They can prove which party violated a traffic law.

Take pictures of the surroundings

You should take photos of anything in the surroundings that shows a road accident occurred, such as skid marks and debris from the collision. 

Skid marks can reveal the speed and direction of a car before a crash, and debris can provide valuable information regarding the force of impact.

Capture the weather conditions

Harsh weather conditions can contribute to an accident. Accordingly, the other driver may state so to deny liability. That’s why you need to photograph the weather conditions after an accident.

If you are involved in an accident, you should be careful about your next steps. You don’t want to make a mistake that can affect your claim.