Have you ever been involved in a car accident? If so, did you know what to do in order to increase your chances of obtaining the highest compensation possible?
Many people don’t know what to do following a car accident. Besides shock and stress, they don’t really know who to call or what actions to take. The majority of individuals don’t even take pictures of the scene.
Here is why taking pictures is extremely important and how it may help you obtain the highest compensation possible, even when things don’t look as bright.
After a car accident, the first thing you should do when you safely get away from the scene is to take your smartphone out and start taking pictures. You can start by taking pictures of your injuries. You may be wondering how that is going to affect your claim. Well, for starters, you will have evidence that you acquired those injuries from the accident. Additionally, pictures can be used as valid evidence, as long as they were taken right after the accident (date and time will be compared).
Be sure to provide your attorney with any pictures of the accident that you have. If you don’t have an attorney, a Dallas car accident attorney will gladly help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call right after the accident and schedule your free consultation.
Explaining the Accident
In addition, having pictures will help your attorney recreate the scene of the event. Positions of the vehicle, where the collision happened and any street signs will imply who made a mistake and who was probably at fault. Once that is done, your attorney will hire professionals who will recreate the whole event and determine for sure which party is at fault. After that, you will be able to file a claim accordingly.
Not Having Pictures
In case you don’t have any pictures, it will be hard to prove many things. Lack of documentation will give your attorney a lot of trouble, and the insurance company will have a head start on you. Their interest is to provide you with as little compensation as possible, in order to preserve their best interests. By not having any pictures, you won’t be able to prove your injuries (unless you visit the doctor right after the accident) and damage to your vehicle (without pictures, it may be hard to prove that the other party didn’t break on time and ended up slamming into your vehicle).
It is in your best interest to try and take as many photos of the scene right after the accident. Perhaps there was a local parking lot or a store with a camera facing the direction of the accident. Your attorney will take the photograph and analyze it for any such possibilities. You never know who may be recording.
Speak with car accident attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC today and schedule your free initial consultation. Explore your legal options and learn how you can receive the highest compensation possible in a timely manner.