Is It Critical to Take Pictures After a Car Accident?
In Baltimore County, car accidents happen for various reasons, including distracted driving, speeding, and impaired driving. The situation may be confusing, emotional, and chaotic. However, for anyone involved in a car accident anywhere in Maryland, it is imperative to document the crash with clear and detailed pictures.
Why Are Photos Important?
Photographs are an important type of evidence to protect one’s legal rights in that they reflect in an objective sense what happened in the accident. While human testimony and recollection (even of bystanders or witnesses) is frequently flawed and subject to variation over time, photos do not change and they tell their own story of what happened in the accident. In fact, in our experience, jurors and Judges frequently elevate photographic evidence above eyewitness testimony because they consider it more reliable.
What Pictures Must One Take?
Crash scene photos prove crucial when one plans to seek compensation for their injuries and damages. Ideally, one must photograph the accident site, vehicles involved, license plates, the extent of damages, shattered auto parts, skid marks, road debris, traffic signals, weather conditions, drivers, passengers, witnesses, injuries, and anything else they feel may be necessary for pursuing a claim.
The idea is to preserve as much firsthand evidence as possible to help the car accident attorney build a strong case. Therefore, whenever one feels safe, they must capture multiple photos from different distances and angles. The more images the attorney can refer to, the more accurately they will paint the exact picture and determine who is at fault and also the extent of the accident which can be used not only to hold the other driver responsible, but also to increase the amount of pain and suffering you could be awarded at trial.
Contact Dubo Law Car Accident Law Firm for Help
At Dubo Law, the entire team is committed to helping Maryland residents who may have sustained auto accident injuries, and providing us with accurate and extensive photos from the accident is a great way to get that process started. So if you are looking for an experienced and top-rated personal injury attorney to ensure that you are fully compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, call Dubo Law today at (443) 275-6345 today for a free initial consultation.