Why You Should Take Photos After a FL Car Accident

Why You Should Take Photos After a FL Car Accident

If you were injured in a Florida car accident and would like to pursue legal action, you should take plenty of photos of the scene of the accident. You will also benefit from retaining the services of a skilled and experienced Riverview, Florida car accident lawyer.

What photos should I take after a Florida car accident?

Accident Scene

Take pictures of the street and weather conditions, traffic signals and signs, and general roadway design. Keep an eye out for tire skid marks, broken glass, or other things left on the pavement. Sometimes visibility is an essential factor in a car accident, so examine large objects that may have obstructed drivers’ view of the road. If there’s a possible argument about the color of the traffic light (i.e. red light versus green light), make a video that displays the timing of the lights at the intersection for all paths of the road.

All Cars Involved

You will want to recognize that pictures should be taken of all of the cars that were involved in the accident, even if there is no harm to one of them. The photos will be useful in discovering the cars involved (license plate, make, model, color). Property damage to the cars should also be captured. If safety permits, take photos before the cars are moved. Take as many pictures as you can and make sure you also get shots close-up and from a distance. This is important to determine the location of impact, the force of collision speed of travel, and direction of movement. Take photos of the front windshield of the other drivers’ cars. Sometimes something is suspended from the rearview mirror that blocks their view of the road.

Physical Injuries

Most of the time, injuries will slowly heal, so you should take photos right after an accident. Photos of your injuries will help others determine your physical condition after the car accident. In some circumstances, your medical doctor will determine the use of devices such as an arm sling, cervical collar, walker, etc. Take photos of these devices and, if you are able, keep these devices in a safe place even after they become extreme for your medical treatment. These devices may be used as proof of your claim.

Other Important Tips

Make sure you set your digital camera or cellphone so that the date (and, if possible, time) occurs in the image. This will help decide the problem of having to remember when the photo was taken if asked later on. Furthermore, back up your digital photographs by saving them onto a second hard drive, copying them onto a thumb drive, burning a copy onto a CD or DVD, and/or printing out the photographs. The last thing you want occurring is losing these photographs as a result of faulty technology.

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For a skilled Tampa personal injury car accident lawyer you can trust, contact The Frank Santini Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.

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