After being involved in an accident, one of the first things you should do is make sure everyone is okay and, if necessary, to call for emergency medical assistance. However, once you have checked on everyone involved and dialed 911, you need to begin documenting the scene of the accident with pictures. This is going to be your only chance to capture these details, so do not underestimate the importance of it. You do not need to have the best camera in the world to get this done, so use the camera on your cell phone if you have one and, if not, keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment.
Capturing the Details
When it comes to taking pictures, remember, more is better. You can always delete any duplicates or unnecessary photographs later. If you are using a camera that has very limited storage capacity, you will have to choose which photos you take much more carefully. Below are some tips on which pictures you should take after a car accident that could help your personal injury claim:
The damage your car sustained
Other cars involved as well as any damage they sustained
Skid marks on the road
Vehicle parts, shattered glass, and other debris that might be scattered along the road
The accident site as a whole
Details such as traffic signs and signals, or road conditions
Any visible injuries you or the other parties sustained, if possible
Make sure you get a variety of photos from different angles and distances. However, while taking pictures, always make safety a priority and do not put yourself or others in danger. Additionally, if you do have visible injuries, make sure to continue to photograph them to document the healing process.
Car Accident Attorneys in Lynchburg
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligent or careless actions, you need a skilled attorney on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Randall J. Trost, P.C., our personal injury team in Lynchburg has the insight, experience, and knowledge to effectively represent you and achieve justice on your behalf. Reach out to us today for the legal help you need.
Call us at (434) 738-2300 to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable member of our Lynchburg personal injury team.