At Lantz Family Insurance Agency, Inc., we highly recommend that you take photographs after a car accident. Car accidents can be extremely scary and serious, causing immense injury to those involved. Many of these accidents will ultimately lead to personal injury claim to prove liability. This is why photographs are so important, because they can assign liability from the very beginning. Many people fail to take photos at the scene because they are in shock immediately following the accident. Others fail to take photos at the scene because they do not realize what powerful evidence car accident photos may provide. Having car accident photos that document the damage and injuries can make the difference between a successful claim and an unsuccessful insurance claim. Here are a few of the reasons why we recommend you take photos immediately after a car accident:
Helps Show the Damage Done
Following a car accident, some people claim more damage was done to their car than what was really done. When you take photographs of both your car and the other car, you are able to document the exact condition of both cars. Additional photographs that are recommended to take are:
- Take general photos of the entire scene, which include many wide shots from several angles.
- Photograph all weather conditions. Include clouds, rain, or snow.
- You should also photograph license plates.
Can Show the Reason for the Accident
In some cases, there are extenuating circumstances that caused the accident. The road may be icy, in poor condition, or trees may have been blocking a stop sign. After a car accident, be sure to take pictures to document exactly what caused the accident and why it may not have been your fault. Having photos of the scene of the accident can help remind you of details that you have forgotten.
May Help Prove Fault
The last reason you should take photographs of the accident scene is that it may help to prove fault. In some cases, it comes down to your word against the other driver if there is no proof . But pictures may show who was at fault based on the final position of the cars.
Here at Lantz Family Insurance Agency we are committed to providing our clients with quality insurance and superior customer service – including when disaster strikes. Should the need arise to file a claim, we’re ready to assist you in any way we can. Call us for a FREE, No Obligation Quote at 774-992-0789 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.