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The Importance of Taking Photos After A Car Accident


When a car accident occurs, you may feel overwhelmed with thoughts and utterly frustrated instead of being focused and thinking rationally. At Pierce | Sloan, our Charleston car accident attorney understands how important it is to take prompt, precise action after a collision. Gathering as much evidence as you can only benefit your claim, especially if it’s taken to court.

Photos offer visual details which depict how the accident happened, the individual(s) at fault and the injuries or damages that occurred. Due to the popularity and necessity of cellular phones, the benefit of possessing one is the camera feature, enabling users to take as many pictures as memory space allows.

Tips for taking photos of a car accident in Charleston are the following:

  • Take pictures immediately after the accident. Before doing so, check to see if you suffered any significant injuries which require immediate medical attention.
  • Take as many pictures as possible. Make sure you get pictures of the cars involved (both inside and outside the vehicles), the damage resulting from the accident, the people involved, the injuries suffered, debris on the road, weather and road conditions, the police officers at the scene, signs and stoplights, etc. Sometimes we overlook things at the heat of the moment; however, having these pictures as a reference can enable you to discover things you may not initially notice.
  • Take photos from different angles. We tend take a picture of one aspect of the accident and then move on to the next. Instead, take this opportunity shoot from various angles of the same thing, capturing every aspect of what you are trying to record.
  • Document your injuries. In addition to taking photos of your injuries, it’s imperative to record your recovery process to demonstrate the extent of harm suffered from the car accident. From the doctor’s visit to the surgery and physical therapy, detailing all of this can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.

If you have been involved in a car accident in South Carolina, contact our Charleston personal injury attorney to schedule an appointment for your free consultation today.

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