Why It’s Important to Document and Photograph the Accident

Document and Photograph the Accident

When it comes to accident cases, it’s not enough to be in the right. If you don’t have the evidence needed to back up your assertions, insurance companies and other liable persons may be able to deny your claim. That’s why documenting and photographing the accident scene is of critical importance.

At the Law Office of Peter Briskin, we understand the laws of comparative fault and do everything in our power to get our clients the compensation they’re owed, even in cases involving multiple parties. If you need representation for your personal injury case, don’t hesitate to contact our team for support.

What to Do Right After an Accident

Whether you were involved in a car accident or another type of injury case, such as a slip and fall, the first thing to do is get yourself to a safe place and seek any required medical attention. After all, nothing is more important than your long-term health and quality of life. The second most important thing to do is document the scene of the accident and any injuries you may have sustained.

Taking pictures of the accident site is especially important in cases where multiple people may be liable. If you can do so safely, photograph the scene of the accident and take steps to preserve any evidence that might be useful in proving your case. When in doubt, take multiple photos from different perspectives, including some with and without the flash.

Along with photographing the accident itself, injured parties should take pictures to show the condition of the scene at the time the incident occured. For example, was there ice on the parking lot? A crack or crevice in a step? Take pictures or request that a friend or loved one handle this task for you. As a bonus, most smartphones store date and location information automatically, so there will be no question as to when the incident occured.

What to Do in the Weeks to Come

It’s not enough to take a picture of the injury (or injuries) sustained in the wake of an accident. Victims should also document their healing and recovery over the weeks and months to come. It’s best to take multiple shots of an injury to ensure you get the clearest images. For example, if the injury you sustained left you with scarring, photograph it in indirect light without the flash to ensure the damage comes through clearly.

Contact Our Accident and Injury Attorneys Today

Once you’ve sought medical attention and documented the scene of the accident, don’t hesitate to speak to a personal injury attorney. Cases involving comparative fault and multiple-party liability can be tough to win, and the best way to protect your rights is to make sure the right person is in your corner.

At the Law Office of Peter Briskin, we provide free consultations to all legal clients seeking help. From investigating the accident to collecting the necessary documents, records, and reports, our attorneys do what it takes to safeguard your rights. Ready to learn more? Call today or contact us online for tips on pursuing financial recovery.