If you were involved in a car accident that was due to no fault of your own, you have a right to receive financial compensation for your damages via a personal injury claim. To satisfy the burden of proof in your claim, one of the most important things you must do is take photos at the scene of the accident. Continue reading to learn what types of photos to take after a car accident and how an experienced car accident lawyer in Queens of The Law Offices of George Poulos can support you.
What kinds of photos do I take after a car accident?
The first kind of photo you should take while still at the scene of the accident is of all the cars involved. These photos should capture their license plate numbers, car makes, car models, car colors, and anything else that can help identify the parties involved. These photos should be both close-up and distant shots so that you can also capture the force of the collision, the direction of movement, and anything else that can portray the series of events that led to your accident. Importantly, you should take these photos regardless of whether there is visible damage to the vehicles, and you should take these photos before moving the cars. Only wait to move your cards if it is safe.
Next, you should take photos of the scene of the accident itself. These should include a combination of the location, road conditions, weather conditions, and any other obstruction that may have contributed to your accident occurring.
Lastly, you should take photos of your physical injuries before exiting the scene of the accident. And later on, if your doctor prescribes you an arm sling, walker, or any other medical device to heal your injuries, you should take photos of this, as well.
What are other photo tips to follow after a car accident?
Along with following the aforementioned tips on what kinds of photos to take, it may also help you to adjust your digital camera or phone settings so that the date and time appear in the photograph itself. These timestamps will help you prove to the New York court that your photos match the time and date that your accident was recorded to have occurred.
In addition, you may want to back up your photos onto a second hard drive, thumb drive, CD, DVD, etc., or even print them out. This will ensure that you do not accidentally lose the key evidence that your claim requires.
For more tips, pick up the phone and call one of the skilled Queens personal injury attorneys today.
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