In order to successfully claim compensation following road traffic accidents, it’s essential to be able to prove that you were not at fault and one effective way of achieving this is to take photographs. If you’re thinking of claiming compensation for injuries sustained in a collision on the road, it is essential you heed the importance of photo evidence. Here is some advice for gathering important photographic evidence.
How to take photographs after an accident
With modern mobile phones and tablets boasting sophisticated cameras, it’s easier than ever before to take photographs on the move. Ideally, a digital camera is best, but if you don’t have one with you, your smart phone is an excellent alternative. At the scene of the road traffic incident, use your camera or phone to take images of the road surface, the vehicles involved in the crash, any markings, such as skid paths, on the road and your car crash injuries. Use a date stamp feature to confirm exact details of the time and date and take a variety of shots, which set the scene and provide specific, detailed information about the crash, how it came about and who was to blame.
Why are photos so important?
Photographs are a really important form of evidence because they show what happened; they are much more accurate than a person’s description or impression and you can see exactly where the cars were and the extent of the damage. A series of photographs helps to build up a picture of exactly what happened and who was at fault. Images can also help to serve as a reminder when you are telling your version of events.
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Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice