If you get involved in a car accident and you still have the ability to do so, it’s usually advisable to take pictures. This is one of the common steps that people take after a crash, along with contacting the authorities and exchanging information with the other driver. Thankfully, cellphone cameras have made this much easier than it was in the past.
Of course, if you’ve been seriously injured or someone else has, getting medical care takes precedence. But if you’re going to be taking pictures, here are a few that you may want to consider.
A picture of the scene
Start by taking a picture of the scene of the accident to get a general sense of how it occurred and where the cars are positioned. Documenting the scene allows you to examine it in depth at a later date. It can be hard to consider it rationally and objectively right after the crash.
Next, take a picture of the actual physical damage to both vehicles. This is important to have because it shows that the damage did occur during the crash and not at a later date.
The license plate
It may also be wise to take a picture of the license plate on the other car. This can make it easier to track down the driver if there is ever any confusion, such as if they give you contact information that doesn’t actually work later.
Seeking financial compensation
Even a minor car accident can lead to some significant physical injuries. These can change your life forever, and it’s very important that you understand how to seek financial compensation if another driver is the one who caused the accident and those injuries.