We Understand That Results Matter

3 types of photos to document a car accident

On Behalf of | Oct 5, 2020 | Car Accidents |

If you are in a car crash, almost immediately after, you will notice that the accident scene floods with emergency services personnel and other roadside workers. Crews show up to remove vehicular debris off the roads and tow trucks arrive to drive damaged vehicles away.

Snapping pictures of your surroundings after an accident helps you preserve any evidence to use in future personal injury lawsuits or insurance claims.

1. Accident scene

Try to capture the entire accident with your pictures. This will help you support your case, the police reports, any witness accounts and your own statement. Take videos and photos of all that you can. You should photograph the road conditions, traffic patterns, traffic signs, skid marks, weather conditions, debris, surrounding businesses and anything else relating to the crash.

2. Vehicle damage

Not only are pictures of the accident scene important, but a variety close up, detailed pictures of any vehicular damage are also crucial. Make sure you look at any damage to your own vehicle and any other cars involved in the accident. Remember to include deployed airbags and any other internal damage.

3. Injury progression

As soon as you are safely able to, photograph your injured body parts from several different distances and angles. Focus especially on any scarring, casts, stitches, bruises, wound coverings and any permanent injuries.

Take more pictures and videos than you think you need to build a better case for yourself. Do not discuss too much with the other drivers involved in the accident as you want to avoid blaming the other person or admitting guilt.

FindLaw Network
Lawyers Involved For Tennessee
Super Lawyers Ricky .L. Boren
Super Lawyers Jeffrey P. Boyd
Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement
Lead Counsel Rated
Tennessee Association Justice
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association 2018-2019
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Member 2021-2022
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Member 2021-2022 Board Member
LIFT Member 2021-2022
Circle of Advocates TTLA 2021 2022 Badge
American associaton for Justice Badge
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 badge
Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Top 25