Nobody can imagine themselves falling victim to a car accident, but with thousands of Georgians suffering accidents every year, if you ever find yourself in this situation, it is best to know what to do. One of the most important things to do if you’ve had an accident is taking photos on the spot to use as evidence in your case. These helpful post-accident photography tips can make all the difference in the creation of your case.
1. Take lots of pictures
You can never have too many pictures of the accident. The pictures you take can reveal details that might otherwise go unnoticed. Snap photos of the scene ASAP and capture the details that may seem insignificant to you. If you are unable to take pictures, ask a viewer to take them for you.
2. Capture many angles
Taking pictures from many different angles can be beneficial for your case. Close-ups, wide-angle shots, and if possible even panoramic shots are good ideas. The number of images is important, but so is the variety. It is best to take pictures from as many different angles as possible.
3. Photograph everything and everyone
When it comes to what to photograph, nothing is too small or too insignificant. Gather as much detail as possible while taking into account the other parties involved and the on-site first responders. The injuries, the damage to the vehicles, the identifications, the surrounding scene, and even the interior of the vehicles can be beneficial to your case.
4. Install a dash cam recorder
Dashcams are becoming increasingly popular. Dashcam recordings can provide valuable clues about traffic conditions, environmental factors, and distracted, reckless, or impaired drivers who may have contributed to the accident.
If you ever have an accident, try to remember these tips. Any picture or video you take will help your attorney make a full-blown argument on your behalf. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact Greathouse Trial Law today to begin your legal process. We are here to educate, advocate and compensate.