After you have been involved in an accident, the task of collecting as
much evidence as possible begins. This is necessary to ensure that you
are able to receive the fair and just compensation to aid your recovery
and ensure you are not left with the bill. Part of the evidence-gathering
process involves taking pictures at the scene. While it is recommended
that accident survivors take as many photos as possible, from different
angles, it is crucial to capture the details of particular elements involved.
The photos you take will be able to paint a more accurate picture of the
situation at the time than words can. Memories fade, but any photos you
take that day will last well after the details start fading from memory.
Below are some tips on how to take pictures after a motor vehicle accident:
You can use any camera: It is not necessary for you to always have a fancy camera at your disposal.
This is about collecting evidence, so any camera will do, even the one
on your smartphone. Just make sure that whatever you use has the capability
to stamp the date and time the photos were taken.
Capture all the details: The more pictures you take, the better. Capture every detail you can and
review your photos later. This moment is just about collecting evidence,
so save the task of sorting through them for another time. Some of the
vital pictures you should take include:
- Your car and the damage it sustained
- Other cars involved in the accident and the damage they sustained
- Skid marks on the road
- Vehicle parts, shattered glass, or other debris on the road
- The accident site in its entirety
- Location and condition of traffic signs and signals
- The environment and weather conditions
- Visible injuries you, your passengers, and other parties sustained, if possible
Different distances and angles: Capturing different the same detail from a different angle or distance
might seem superfluous, but it is actually quite helpful and illuminating
to take pictures from at least three different angles and distances. You
should also be aware of sunlight and other weather conditions that could
affect your photograph. Consider adjusting the flash or taking multiple
pictures, with and without the flash. Your pictures will only be helpful
if they adequately capture the details.
Car Accident Attorneys in New Jersey
If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident that was caused by
a negligent or reckless driver, contact Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney
at Law. We will assist you in navigating the claims process and fight
for your right to fair and just compensation. The costs associated with
your injuries should not be your burden to bear. Let us hold the at-fault
Get started on obtaining the compensation you deserve and give our firm
a call at
(201) 870-1909 to schedule a free case evaluation. You do not have to go through this alone.