Taking Photos After a Car Accident

If you have been injured as a result of another motorist’s negligence, you are entitled to full compensation in order to be made completely whole. To accomplish this task, you will need evidence that backs up your version of the accident, and an important component of this evidence can be pictures taken at the scene of the accident. If another motorist leaves you injured, reach out to an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland today.

How Pictures Can Help

We have all heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and this is especially true in the case of car accidents. You were injured by another person’s negligence, but often your case comes down to your word against the other driver’s. When you have an array of photos to back up your narrative, it makes it much more difficult for the insurance company to deny your version of events. While pictures are not the only form of important evidence, they can play a pivotal role in the outcome of your car accident case.

If you are too injured or are otherwise incapable of taking the photos yourself, ask a bystander to take photos. Virtually everyone has a camera on their cell phone these days which can help capture critical evidence showing the severity and causation of the accident. 

Taking Pictures that Make a Difference

You obviously want to capture pictures that tell the full story of your accident but managing to accomplish this takes some care and consideration. Take all of the following into account:

  • You want pictures that display things in relation to one another, which means you should go for wide shots that frame both vehicles. This provides the viewer with a picture of the overall scene, which clearly includes both your car and the at-fault party’s car.
  • You also obviously want close shots that provide clear, detailed views of the damage sustained by both cars.
  • Include identifying shots of the accident’s location, but also depict any extenuating circumstances that may have played a role. For example, if the weather was inclement, the road was badly worn, a traffic signal or sign was obscured, or if there was any other impediment to safe driving, be sure to capture that in your photos.
  • Videos can grab information that you may not have even noticed or considered at the time of the accident. Taking several videos at the scene of the wreck will help ensure that you retain this important evidence before it is moved. And with today’s smartphones, taking videos is just as easy as snapping a photo.

This photographic evidence will provide your dedicated personal injury attorney with a roadmap toward your strongest case.

Call an Experienced Cumming Personal Injury Attorney Today

If another motorist leaves you injured, the Forsyth County car accident attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland are committed to building your strongest case in support of your rights to complete compensation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 770-887-1209 for more information today.