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What pictures should you take after a car accident?

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2023 | Personal Injury

If you’ve been involved in a serious car accident, you may not have the ability to take pictures of the scene. Perhaps the ambulance was immediately called and you were transported to the hospital.

But, in many cases, someone stays at the scene and photographs the crash. Perhaps a family member was rushed to the hospital, but you stayed with the vehicle and talked to the authorities. Pictures can be very important to the eventual case, so what ones should you take?

Pictures of the damage

Start by taking pictures of all the specific damage to the vehicles. This shows how serious the crash was and helps to show how injuries may have taken place. It can also shed some light on who was responsible or how the cars were maneuvering at the time of the crash.

Pictures of the scene

After that, take wider pictures of the entire scene. It can be beneficial to see where the vehicles are positioned on the road and other such details. For instance, a picture of the scene may make it clear that the other driver crossed the centerline and hit your vehicle.

Pictures of identifying details

Finally, especially if you believe you’re going to have to start a case to seek compensation for your injuries, you need to be able to identify the other person. It can be helpful to take pictures of their license plate, their driver’s license and their insurance information.

Seeking compensation

These photos can be helpful if you decide to seek compensation and the other driver claims that they were not at fault. A case like this can get complicated, but be sure you know exactly what steps to take to seek the compensation that you deserve.