In order to establish that car accident injuries have been suffered through a claim, an injured victim may need to explain the symptoms and seek medical care.
Although medical records of the car accident injuries and similar evidence is important in a personal injury case, photographs can be critical in showing not only evidence of the accident scene, but visible injuries sustained in the accident as well. This can be a very effective way to demonstrate the extent of injuries.
Tips for Taking Pictures of Injuries after a Car Accident
You don’t have to be a professional to get good shots of injuries. But it’s helpful to keep some things in mind when taking them, so that the pictures can help create the storyline of the accident.
The first tip is to get both wide view shots and close-ups. If you only take a close-up picture of the stitches on someone’s head, it doesn’t prove who the person is. So make sure to get a bigger picture so the victim can be seen.
The second tip is to take multiple pictures. You never know if some won’t turn out because of lighting or not being in focus. This way the best pictures can be chosen.
The third tip is to take pictures of injuries over a period of time. This is especially important if an injury causes scarring or disfigurement. Pictures that show the progression will be helpful in establishing damages and compensation in a claim.
Collecting as much evidence and documentation that demonstrate the extent and impact of the car accident injuries can be very helpful, when pursuing an injury claim following an auto accident. Jason R. Schultz can consult car accident victims and help them collect the proper evidence for use in their claim.