It is important for you to gather evidence at the scene of a car crash, especially if you are able to safely do so. There are times when you won't be able to get photos of the scene. One of these is if you need to get medical care right away.
If you can get pictures of the scene, there are a few things that you should know about these photographs. These tips can help you to get pictures that accurately show the scene.
Take broad pictures of the scene of the accident. This should show all of the scenery around the accident so that anyone who needs to see what happened is able to see the entire area. Ideally, these pictures will show the relationship of one vehicle to the other. Of course, this is only going to show where the vehicles landed and not where it all started.
You should also take pictures of each vehicle and what damage was done to them. The location of the damage can go a long way toward showing exactly what happened in the accident. For example, if the rear of your car is damaged and the front of the other car is smashed, it would be obvious that this is a rear-end crash.
Try to get pictures of the pavement if there are skid marks or any other signs of what happened. The more points around the scene that you can show, the better your case might be.
It is possible to seek compensation without having any pictures. Learning about how you can do this, with or without pictures, can help you to decide what you are going to do.
Source: FindLaw, "Tips for Car Accident Scene Photography," accessed July 21, 2017