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9 Things You Should Take Pictures of After a Car Accident

Young man uses his smartphone to take photos of his damaged vehicle after an accident

You probably know it’s important to take pictures after a car accident in order to have the best chances of a successful claim, but do you know what you should take pictures of?

Here are nine things you should photograph after getting into a car crash:

#1 - The accident scene.

It’s a good idea to take several photos of the accident scene from many different angles. Ideally, this should be done before the vehicles are moved. However, safety is always paramount, so if it’s unsafe to take photos of the scene before moving the vehicles, then use your best judgment.

#2 - Your vehicular damages.

Be sure to get good pictures of your vehicle’s damages from several angles. Make sure you take close-ups of the damages as well as full-frame photos.

#3 - Any damages the other party’s vehicle sustained.

It’s in your best interest to take photos of the damages the other party(s) sustained as well as your own. That way, if the other party tries to blame you for damage that happened to their vehicle after your accident that is completely unrelated, you’ll have proof that they’re being dishonest.

#4 - Skidmarks.

Seeing the skidmarks on the road can be very helpful in determining fault. These marks can also dispel falsehoods about the crash.

#5 - Any debris in the road as a result of the crash.

This includes the following:

  • Vehicle parts
  • Shattered glass
  • Any other debris

#6 - The location and condition of stop signs and traffic signals.

These photos can be particularly useful if you are involved in an accident at an intersection, or anywhere else on a street (as opposed to a highway).

#7 - The environment and weather conditions.

These images are helpful in determining whether the driving conditions played a part in causing the wreck.

#8 - Visible bodily injuries.

If you or anyone else involved in the accident has visible physical injuries, it’s wise to take pictures of them.

#9 - The other driver’s face.

If it’s not too awkward, it can be helpful to have an image of the other driver involved in the wreck. That way, the driver who caused the accident can’t say they were anywhere else when it happened. You have proof that he or she was the person driving at the time of the crash.

If you’ve been injured in a wreck through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. Let us see if we can help you recover it.

Call the skilled attorneys at Wallace Pierce Law today at (919) 887-7892 to discuss the details of your case.

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