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Tips for taking pictures after a car crash

On Behalf of | Apr 17, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you get involved in a serious car accident, it’s critical to know how to take pictures after the crash. These can be very helpful on numerous fronts. For instance, they can be evidence to help prove fault or liability. This may help you as you file an insurance claim or start a lawsuit to seek financial compensation from the other driver.

How should you take these pictures? Here are three areas to begin with.

Identifying information

To start with, you need to be able to identify the other driver and get in touch with them or their insurance company. Take a picture of their driver’s license, their insurance information, their license plate and the like.

Damages or injuries

Next, try to get pictures of damages or injuries – after seeking medical care for anyone who has been injured, of course. These pictures help to show that the injuries and damage did take place in that specific car accident. It’s very important to establish this chain of cause and effect when seeking compensation.

Pictures of the scene

Finally, the police may need to move your vehicle out of the road, and it can be helpful to have wide pictures of the crash scene. These help to show exactly where the accident took place, where the vehicles were positioned on the road and things of this nature. For instance, it could show if the other driver drifted over the center line and hit you while you were still in your lane.

These three areas can help you get started, but they’re not all the pictures you’ll need to take. Be sure you understand exactly what legal steps to take and how photographic evidence can help.