What Photographs Should I Take After a Car Crash in FL?

Nothing is worse than sustaining a severe injury as the result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, serious accidents happen every single day here in Florida. That said, just like with anything in life, it’s always best to have a plan. By knowing what photographs you should take after a car crash, you will increase your chances of winning a future personal injury claim, provided we can prove you were hurt due to another driver’s negligence. Please continue reading and speak with a competent Jacksonville car accident lawyer from Ansbacher Law to learn more.

What should I take photographs of after a car crash?

After a car accident, you should make it a point to take photographs of the following:

  • Damage to vehicles: Take pictures of any damage to your vehicle and the other motorist’s vehicle. Ensure the pictures are focused and clear. If you can, take a step back and photograph the scene of the accident as a whole as well.
  • Damage to property: Take pictures of any property damaged in the accident, such as guardrails, vegetation, traffic signs, etc. Remember, there is no such thing as “too many” pictures. Take as many pictures as you can.
  • Your injuries: If your wrist is swollen, take a picture. If you have cuts and bruises, take pictures. Once you’re treated in a hospital/doctor’s office, take pictures of the medical devices/equipment you have to use, such as an arm sling, a cast, crutches, or a wheelchair.

Additionally, if your phone doesn’t automatically time-stamp the photos you take, you should go into your camera settings and ensure the date of the accident appears on the photo itself. Once you’re home, you should back up your photos on your computer, a CD, or a thumb drive. You can even print the photos out if you wish. The last thing you need is to lose these crucial photographs.

If you have any additional questions about documenting the scene of an accident, or you need a seasoned Jacksonville personal injury lawyer in your corner, please don’t hesitate to speak with us today.


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