Unfortunately, in the United States, there are about 6 million accidents a year. This causes a great loss of money and, many times, of lives and is responsible for severe injuries that the victims and their families have to face.
One of the essential things to be able to do after an accident is to determine who caused it.
Insurance companies (businesses, after all) are more likely to deny a claim if the case is not very strong or there is insufficient evidence to demonstrate the negligence of a third party.
Can photos help us as evidence that we were not responsible? Indeed.
It has always been said that a picture is better than a thousand words. And in these types of situations, this applies perfectly.
If you or a loved one are involved in an accident and have the opportunity to take photos, don’t miss out on the chance to do so.
Some of the photos that you can take and that will help you in case of a lawsuit are:
- Take photos of the conditions in which the two cars ended. Not only in terms of the damage they suffered but also the road’s position and direction where they ended. This can give you an idea of what happened.
- Take photos of all the traffic signs you can see around you. From stop signs, speed limits, traffic lights, yield signs, etc. This will explain the rules that each of the drivers had to have followed when the accident occurred.
- Take photos of your injuries. If you have immediately visible injuries, take pictures of them right then and there—either your injuries or those of the people who accompanied you.
- If necessary, and if this was an essential factor during the accident, take photos of the weather conditions.
And another important thing, don’t forget to take the contact details of any witnesses!