You may have been told that it is a good idea to take photographs at the scene of a car accident in the Byfleet area just in case you want to consult a car accident injury solicitor in Byfleet at a later date. Once you have left the scene of an accident, the opportunity to take photographs has passed so it is best to be informed about how, when and why to take them before you even become involved in an accident.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with a car accident injury solicitor in Byfleet as part of a full legal package which will deal with your car accident claim. On top of that, Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with this top class legal service on a no win no fee basis. That means no upfront legal costs for you!
Here is some guidance on the taking of photographs at the scene of a car accident which should help your car accident injury solicitor in Byfleet to negotiate your claim more effectively and get you the compensation you deserve.
Car accident injury solicitor in Byfleet– taking photographs at the scene
The ultimate priority is to summon urgent medical attention if it is required. Once that is organised then it may be appropriate to start taking some photographs. These photographs can be passed on to your car accident injury solicitor in Byfleet once Accident Advice Helpline has taken on your claim.
Photographs are a reliable way of showing the accident scene and this may help to indicate what happened in the accident. This is how an injury solicitor in Byfleet establishes liability for an injury. Your photographs may help to illustrate:
- The exact location of the accident (motorway, junction, country lane, busy street, car park)
- Driving conditions at the time (foggy, rain, snow, heavy traffic, ice)
- The position of all the vehicles involved in the collision
When you look at the photographs you may find it easier to recall exactly what happened in the accident. You may be asked about the accident several weeks or months after the event as part of your personal injury claim.
The photographs do not have to be studio-standard! They are not a work of art – just a factual record. It is perfectly acceptable to use the camera on your mobile phone – this is useful as it will also record the date and time.
If there is time and if it is appropriate, then you may want to take a variety of photographs from a few different angles. If you are unable to take the photographs yourself then you could ask someone else to take them for you. It is best to take too many than too few as you can always discard the irrelevant ones later.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: Sharon Parry