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The Importance of Photographic Evidence After An Accident

The Importance of Photographic Evidence After An Accident

After an unexpected accident, people can be quick to point fingers and assign blame. This will lead to complications when figuring out who is telling the truth about the accident. Having photographic evidence can help prove what really happened.

Taking Photos After An Accident

After you have confirmed that there are no severe injuries that need immediate medical attention, one of the next things you should do is take photos and videos at the accident scene.
If possible, take pictures of:

  • The other driver’s license and insurance information
  • Your car’s damage
  • The other car’s damage
  • Your injuries
  • The surrounding area (street signs, stoplights, etc.)

Take pictures of anything that you believe played a role in the accident or that you feel is important for your future claim. You may feel like you are taking too many pictures, but you should take as many as possible. You never know what may end up being relevant to your case in the future.

Evidence Proving Fault

Certain photographic evidence can help prove fault after the accident. An example of this would be photos of skid marks on the road, indicating that the other driver was speeding and hit the brakes in a failed attempt to avoid a collision.
Other evidence to help show fault would be the position of the cars after an accident. For example, a photograph of one car directly hitting the side of another car would clearly show who is at fault.

Evidence to Supplement Your Memory

Not only can photographic evidence help when you need to establish liability, but it can also help you remember details about the collision. Research has shown that in stressful situations, people have a weakened ability to form accurate memories. This means that after an accident, you may not remember things exactly how they happened. Additionally, over time, your memory of what happened may be missing important details. By having pictures of the scene, you will be more likely to accurately recall what happened and communicate that with insurance companies or attorneys.

Scranton Personal Injury Lawyer

Photographic evidence can significantly help your ability to receive compensation after an accident. If you are ready to file a claim, contact Rogan Law today. You can focus on healing; Attorney Patrick Rogan can take care of the rest.