After you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado, you may be asking yourself, "What do I do next?" While this often depends on your situation and how serious your injuries were, it is always important to attempt to document the accident as much as you possibly can. Photographs, information about fellow drivers, witnesses, and much more can be incredibly important to document.
One of the most important things you can do to help your case, when possible, is to take photographs of the accident scene. The following are a few tips and tricks to follow to help you and your attorney get the best possible results in your personal injury lawsuit.
How to Take Pictures After an Accident
Photos tend to be some of the best possible evidence you can have following an accident in Denver or elsewhere in Colorado. "A picture is worth a thousand words" as the old saying goes, and it could not be truer in this area of the law. A good picture helps to demonstrate the full extent of the damage caused by the other driver's negligence and helps to bolster your testimony and the testimony of any other witness to the accident.
Taking photos can be done in any number of ways, including through a separate camera if you have one with you. More commonly nowadays is through the use of your phone's camera. If you have a good-quality camera, the pictures you take with your phone will be invaluable in proving your claims and the extent of the damage your vehicle suffered. Make sure to save everything you take. Do not assume a picture is useless or unhelpful—leave that determination to your attorney. Otherwise, you risk deleting something that you did not realize could be crucial evidence.
What Pictures to Take
Ultimately, take as many photos as you can of anything that might be relevant to your case. Any pictures of the damage your car suffered, damage to the contents of your car, or injuries to a person can be helpful. Other types of photos you will want to take include, but are not limited to:
- interior damage to your car;
- license plates of all vehicles involved in the accident;
- any damaged portions of the vehicle (take from multiple angles and distances);
- all portions of your vehicle, even those that are undamaged;
- the area in which the accident took place, including signs, construction, lights, etc.;
- any skid marks caused by the accident;
- indication of the weather, such as rain, snow, sunshine;
- any injuries you suffered, even if minor; and
- injuries or property damage suffered by any of your passengers.
Ultimately, always ensure the safety of yourself and others before taking pictures. If your injuries or injuries to any other people require medical attention, contact 911 first before doing anything else. Your health and the health of others should always take priority.
Consult an Experienced Denver Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured in any sort of motor vehicle accident in the greater Denver metropolitan area, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 303-642-8888 for a free consultation. We are here waiting for you.