Tips to Use When Capturing Pictures After a Car Accident
By Team at Zimmet & Zimmet, In Personal injury
If you have been involved in a car accident, it is beneficial to take pictures as quickly as possible. The photos you capture may help you win your case or get more compensation for the injuries you suffered.
One of the reasons these pictures are so important to your case is because they provide insight into what actually happened and who was at fault. There are some situations when it is easy to determine who was at fault from the photos captured directly after the accident.
Visual Insight Provided by Photos
Pictures you take after the accident happens provides the police, insurance companies, and your Car Accident attorney with visual insight regarding the specific conditions at the specific moment, in the area where the accident took place. In many cases, it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact issues that caused an accident; however, if you have photos, you may not have to explain all this – you can simply use the photos you have.
Take Quality Shots
Before your pull your phone out to take photos, think about what is most important to capture. If you were involved in a car accident, you should take photos of signs in the area that may highlight the speed limit in the area, along with other important information related to the situation. You should also try to take pictures from several different angles. That will help you tell a story with your photos. Try to include any street signs nearby in your photos, too.
Use What is Available
It is completely understandable that you want to capture the highest-quality, best images possible. In fact, the digital camera you have at home may be perfect for this job. However, you can’t waste time when trying to capture photos after an accident occurs. Even if all you have is your phone, you still need to take as many pictures as you can.
Get as Close to the Subject of the Shot as You can Safely
After you have captured a few wide-angle shots of the accident, try to get closer (as close as you can) to get up close, clearer images of what happened. If your car was involved in the accident, be sure to take photos of all the dents, dings, scratches and other damages that occurred. This lets you show exactly how much damage the other driver caused to your vehicle. These pictures will provide crucial details about the crash and how it happened.
Be sure to take as many photos as you can. It doesn’t hurt to have more pictures than you need of the accident, damage to your vehicle, and even your injuries. Also, make sure that you use the timestamp feature that is on your camera or phone. This is going to provide proof of when you took the photo.
If possible, take a minute to look for any surveillance cameras in the area, too. These may have picked up some footage from your accident and the aftermath.
Hire an Car Accident Attorney Daytona Beach for Help
If you are involved in a car accident, taking as many pictures as you can is essential. However, you should also hire an Car Accident attorney Daytona Beach to help ensure you get as much compensation as possible for your accident and injuries. If you need help with your case, or if you have questions, contact our legal team at Zimmet & Zimmet Lawyers by calling 386-255-6400.