They say the camera never lies. So when it comes to backing up your evidence in a personal injury claim following an accident which was not your fault, photos of the scene can prove invaluable. They capture those moments in time depicting people, places and objects in a certain situation that cannot be repeated; the angle of the crashed cars, the pavement slab sticking up where it shouldn’t and of course, the visible injuries themselves.
For example, you trip and fall because of a defective pavement slab or a pothole when crossing the road, and are hurt as a consequence. Get out the camera if you can and take some injury photos.
If you’re going to pursue a personal injury claim for compensation against the local authority, or a private company, injury photos to help build a solid case against the defendant is a must. Today, with almost every mobile phone having an in-built camera, the technology makes it that much easier.
The immediacy of the task of taking injury photos is paramount because if its left a couple of days, something like a pothole or paving stone will magically be filled in or levelled. This is because you’ve made your complaint and the word is out.
Workmen will appear overnight to correct matters and if your photos haven’t been taken and there were no real witnesses to your accident, then the defending insurance company might deny client liability.
We at Accident Advice Helpline know, from over 16 years in the business of dealing with personal injury claims, that local authorities carry out inspections on a regular basis. If it can be shown from their records that the area at fault was inspected prior to the accident and there was nothing wrong, or the defect was too insignificant to warrant repair at that time, then its very possible an injury claim will fail.
Claim experts at Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a trip and fall in the street, at work or in the shopping mall, call Accident Advice Helpline today. We’ll present you with a quick, 30-second test to establish three important claim criteria. Namely, that the accident was not your fault, that it happened within the last three years and that you needed medical treatment for your injury.
Should you have made a complaint and not got anywhere with the authorities, call Accident Advice Helpline. You deserve financial redress for your pain and loss and we’ll help you get there.
Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to connect with Accident Advice Helpline today. Our initial advice is free.