No one imagines they will end up a victim in a car accident, but with thousands of Georgians getting in accidents each year, it’s best to know what to do if you ever find yourself in that situation. One of the most important things you can do if you’ve been in an accident is to take pictures on the scene to use as evidence in your case. These helpful tips for taking pictures after an accident could make all the difference in building your case.
1. Take Plenty of Pictures
You can never have too many pictures of the accident. The pictures you take can show details that might otherwise go unnoticed. As soon as possible, take pictures of the scene capturing the details that might seem insignificant to you. If you are unable to take pictures ask a bystander to capture them for you.
2. Capture Many Angles
Capturing pictures from many different angles can be beneficial to your case. Taking shots close-up, at a wide-angle, and even panoramic if possible are all good ideas. The quantity of the pictures is important, but so is the variety. It’s best to take pictures from as many different perspectives as possible.
3. Photograph Everything and Everyone
When it comes to what to take pictures of, nothing is too small or insignificant. While being mindful of the other parties involved and the first responders on the scene, capture as many details as you can. The injuries, the damage to the vehicles, identifications, the surrounding scene, and even the interior of the vehicles can all be beneficial when it comes to your case.
4. Install a Dashcam Recorder
Dashcams are becoming increasingly popular. Dashcam recordings can provide valuable evidence about traffic conditions, environmental factors, as well as distracted, reckless, or impaired drivers, which could have contributed to the accident.
If you ever find yourself in an accident, try to remember these tips. Any pictures or videos you capture will help your attorney form a comprehensive argument on your behalf. If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact Greathouse Trial Law today to start your legal process. We’re here to educate, advocate, and compensate.