Do I Need to Take Pictures of My Car Accident?
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And in cases of car accidents, photos from the scene can be extremely helpful in documenting your injuries and damages, as well as proving what happened to cause the crash.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto accident in Austin, Waco, or elsewhere in Texas, you should definitely take photos of the scene if you are able. At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, our experienced Texas car accident attorneys will review your photos and collect additional evidence to help build a strong claim for you.
If you were not able to take photos at the scene, you should contact us as soon as possible because the longer you wait, the more evidence disappears.
What Should I Take Photos of After a Car Accident?
You should take pictures of anything that is relevant to your car accident, including:
- Multiple angles of the accident scene
- Skid marks
- Weather conditions
- Road conditions
- Traffic lights or signs
- Your injuries
- Internal damage to vehicles
- Responding law enforcement officers
You should also gather contact information for the other driver and any witnesses to the accident.
What If I Didn’t Take Photos After My Car Accident?
If you were unable to take pictures at the scene, there is a good chance that law enforcement officers took photographs of the accident, particularly if it was serious enough to result in notable bodily injury or property damage.
If officers did take photos, these should be filed with your accident report. You can access your accident report through the Texas Department of Transportation.
Our dedicated legal team may also go back to photograph the accident scene and damages to ensure your claim is well documented.
Do I Need to Send Photos to the Insurance Company?
You should report your car accident to the insurance company as soon as possible. However, hold off on sending any photos immediately.
Instead, our attorneys will advise you on when sending photos is necessary, which photos to send, and how to organize evidence to support your claim in pursuit of the maximum car accident settlement amount you deserve.
We Are Ready to Represent You
Our experienced car accident attorneys serve Waco, Austin, and the surrounding areas. If you need help taking photographs of your accident or injury, or if you took photos and need help with your claim, please contact us today for a free case review.
We are committed to helping accident victims build strong cases. To learn how we can help, contact us online, or call our offices directly. At The Bob Richardson Law Firm, you are our number one priority.