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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Do I need photographs of my injury?

    If you have an accident that is not your fault, then expert lawyers will need evidence to pursue a personal injury claim with the maximum chance of success. The maximum amount of evidence should be made available to your personal injury lawyer, who will ideally need photographs of your injury to help with a claim for compensation.

    If the accident has happened on a road or motorway and involves more than one vehicle, then a person should take steps to record the state of the situation as created by the accident. By taking photos of your own vehicle and any other vehicles involved in the accident there will be an accurate record of the damage caused in the incident. There is usually someone present at the scene of an accident with a mobile phone and if a camera is not available then using a mobile phone to take the pictures will provide the evidence needed by our law firm to take the steps towards making a compensation claim.

    Collating evidence

    Photographs of the injury caused by the accident that are taken before any medical treatment is carried out are also very helpful for a compensation claim. However, it is sometimes not practical to do this, especially if the injuries are particularly serious and the person is in distress. If someone else is present, such as a witness who is on the scene before medical help arrives, then they could take the picture for the victim. If this is not possible then taking photographs of the damage caused to a person at any point as close as possible to the occurrence of the accident will suffice.

    Accident Advice Helpline has a 24-hours helpline that can be contacted to answer any questions a person may have regarding collating evidence or indeed any aspect of the compensation claim process. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can provide expert legal advice free of charge and with no obligation to pursue the claim.

    If the accident has caused damage to the property of the victim or anyone else then it is helpful if there is a photograph taken of the damage before there are any repairs or the damage is rectified. This helps to give the courts a clear view of the severity of the accident and to factor in any costs required in order to fix the damage caused.

    Open Claim Calculator

    For detailed case studies and general information regarding making a claim, Accident Advice Helpline website contains a wealth of information for anybody who wishes to find out more about the claim process. There is a short form contained on the website that can inform a person approximately how much they could expect to be awarded should they decide to pursue a personal injury claim. All claims are taken on a no win, no fee* basis.

    Date Published: May 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.