Any personal injury case requires an in-depth investigation of the accident. During this investigation, a personal injury lawyer will attempt to gather as much physical evidence as possible. One of the best ways to maintain the accuracy of what happened is by taking pictures immediately after the incident.
Photographs are extremely time-sensitive, so here’s where you, as the client, can come in and assist your personal injury attorney. Over time, skid-marks and debris will wash away. Signs and road markings may change. Wounds and scars may heal and fade away. The accident scene may change as vegetation grows or is cut back. Because your personal injury attorney is not present at the time of the accident, he may not be able to capture these important details. Immediately following the accident, take picture of any damages to the car, as well as any injuries you sustained, road and weather conditions, and any other relevant details. These photographs will be extremely helpful in defeating defense arguments and strengthening your case in court.
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