The Importance of Photos In Your Texas Car Accident Claim

If you have been involved in a car wreck in Tarrant County, it is very important that you take photographs of both the property damage sustained by your car, as well as your injuries.  The personal injury lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm in Fort Worth use accident photos on a daily basis to get compensation for our clients. Remember: a pricture tells a thousand words.

Take Pictures of Your Wrecked Car

Evidence Makes the ClaimFirst of all, your car that was wrecked in an accident will get fixed soon by one of the insurance companies.  As such, it is important to take the photographs of your car damage as quickly after the accident as possible. Take pictures at the site of the accident. Take pictures of the other car that hit you. Take pictures of the road conditions, intersections. Was there any construction going on at the time of your car accident? In accident cases, it won't hurt to take pictures of everything. They don't have to be professional in quality, just the fact that they exist should be enough.

Take Pictures of Your Injuries

With regard to your injuries you sustained in the car accident, it is important to take photographs early and often.  Many injuries are easy to see in the beginning such as cuts, scrapes, surgery scars and casts.  But over time, the injuries will heal and look better.  It is important that you take photographs of your injuries right after the accident as well as weeks into your healing process.  It is great to use a digital camera that places a date on the photographs so it will be memorialized as to when the photograph was taken.  If you don’t have a digital camera, use a cell phone camera if you have one.  If you don’t have either one of those, just buy a disposable camera and use that.  Whatever you do, make sure you take plenty of photographs.

The reason pictures are so important is because they document your injury. If you don’t take photographs, then when your car is fixed and when your injuries heal, you will have nothing to show the insurance company.  While you’ll be able to describe the damage, nothing works better than pictures to describe your injuries sustained in your car accident. 


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