Why You Should Take Photos After a Car Accident
While many people will experience car collisions over the course of their lifetimes, few will ever be fully prepared for them. The situation will be jarring, disorienting, and chaotic. When people sit in their cars following a sudden accident, they may feel overwhelmed and unsure what to do next.
Your first priority should be to check your health and the health of any other people involved. Likewise, you should call the police and move to a safe location to await law enforcement and any emergency service personnel you or another driver or passenger might need.
However, if you’re waiting for people to get there and you have no serious injuries, you should document the scene with a camera or your camera phone. Many people fail to do this because they are in shock. Others fail to do so because they don’t realize its importance.
Having car accident photos that document the damage and injuries involved can make a huge difference between a successful insurance claim and a denied insurance claim. The images can show the damage involved following a car accident and can include documentation of what actually caused the crash. Rather than an insurance company outright denying the level of damage because of insufficient evidence, you have documented proof to show them.
If you’re involved in an accident, document everything involved in the crash. Photography the cars, the surrounding area, the property damage, your injuries, nearby signs, witnesses, police officers, and the other driver. Remember, you can never take too many pictures. Likewise, if you’re too injured to take photographs, try to get a family member or friend to take the images on your behalf as soon as possible.
If you were injured by a negligent driver, don’t hesitate to call our skilled Tulsa auto accident attorneys at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux, PLLC. Our experienced lawyers can help you seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We work with the best experts when building your case, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid unless we can win your case.