When it comes to car accidents, there are all sorts of supporting documents that you should take to your car accident lawyer so that he or she can handle your case. For example, you should bring in medical bills, copies of your accident report and any other relevant document related to the accident.
Another thing that you should bring in, if possible, is photographs. They say that a picture can be worth a thousand words, and this is particularly true when it comes to car accident cases. Your photos don't have to be professional-quality or anything; you can snap pictures with your smartphone if necessary. These are a few things that you should try to get a photo of if possible.
1. All Vehicles That Were Involved
Take pictures of all of the vehicles that were involved in the accident. If possible, take photos from all four sides of the vehicle. Then, it will be easier to see how hard each vehicle was impacted. This can also give an idea of what happened; for example, if you can see that the front of one vehicle is smashed while there is a huge dent in the back of the second vehicle, it will be a bit more clear that the first vehicle crashed into the back of the second one.
2. The Surroundings
Take a look at the surroundings around you, and take a picture of anything that might be considered relevant, such as:
- Property damage that was caused in the course of the accident, such as lawn damage, or medians or signs that might have been hit
- Skid marks that might appear on the road, such as from drivers slamming on brakes
- Signs that might be relevant to the situation, such as speed limit signs or signs that urge drivers to exercise caution
- Any contributing factors that might have caused the accident, such as standing water or road construction
3. Your Visible Injuries
Do you have injuries that are visible, such as a rash on your chest from your seat belt or any visible bruises? Although it is also important to bring your medical records, taking a photograph of these visible injuries can help serve as additional proof, particularly if your injuries heal before your case is wrapped up.
Taking pictures after a car accident can be helpful for your case. Take pictures of these three things, then give these pictures to your lawyer so that he or she can use them to help support your claim. For more advice, contact an auto accident attorney like those at Gibbs and Parnell.