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4 tips for taking photos after an accident

Being involved in an accident can be terrifying, which means it can be challenging to make informed decisions. However, you should stay calm and make the right moves, including taking photos of the scene. The pictures will serve as evidence; therefore, you should take clear and detailed ones.

Here are four tips to help you do this.

Take photos of both cars

You need to take multiple pictures of your vehicle and that of the other driver, showing exterior and interior damages from different angles. Make sure you request to take photos of the other driver’s car, especially the interior, to avoid misunderstandings.

Further, you should take photos with both cars in a single picture. This can provide information on how the accident occurred, as the authorities can examine the position of the vehicles.

Take photos of your injuries

If you are injured in an accident, you should take photos of your injuries. This will prove you suffered injuries and their extent.

Capture details closely

You should also have close-up photos to capture details. This includes damages to the vehicles, skid marks, surrounding traffic signals and debris (glass, vehicle parts and so on). While distance pictures are great and allow you to capture the entire scene, close-ups will provide vital information about the accident.

Use any camera

If you had a camera in your car when the accident happened, use it to take photos. However, you don’t need a top-notch camera or photography skills. Your phone and the tips discussed above can help you gather solid evidence. 

Remember to pay attention to how sunlight and other weather conditions affect your photos. And ensure the road is safe before moving around and taking pictures.

Taking photos of an accident scene preserves evidence. It will also help to obtain more information about your case to get fair compensation.   


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