A picture can be worth a thousand words. If you are in a car accident, photographs of your vehicle and the other vehicles involved may provide important evidence of the severity of the impact and how the accident happened. Take pictures of the vehicles involved in the accident where they came to rest after the collision. If any of the vehicles struck any other objects, take pictures of those as well. If there is a dispute over who caused the accident, an expert may be able to draw conclusions from the photographs as to how the collision occurred.
Also, being able to produce photographs of the vehicles may the best evidence of the severity of the impact. If you suffer a strain/sprain type injury, an injury that typically is not accompanied by objective findings like broken bones, the other driver’s insurance company may argue that the collision was not hard enough to hurt anyone. Photographs showing the nature of the damage to the vehicles involved can help establish your case. It is not unusual for one car involved in an accident to sustain major damage, while another is virtually undamaged. This is why it is important to photograph all the vehicles involved.
If you suffer visible injuries such as abrasions, lacerations or bruises, have someone take pictures that show these. Photographs showing how your injuries looked in the hours right after the accident can be more persuasive evidence of your pain and suffering than your description months or years later.
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