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What to Take Pictures of if You Get in a Car Accident

August 10, 2015

One of the best ways to help out your Brownsville personal injury lawyer is to take as many photos as you can so that the lawyer can see who was negligent and that you were not doing anything wrong. Once you give them these photos they can piece together a nice little case so that you don’t get in further trouble and so you can gain some compensation for any injuries or damages that occurred to you.

Pass along these images, and share any contact information you might have accumulated from other witnesses in the area who might help you piece together a stronger case in the long run.

Let’s take a look at the types of pictures you should take after a Brownsville car accident, or any car accident for that matter, so that you get the compensation you deserve and don’t get in any trouble down the road.

Take Photos of all the Cars

The most important thing to take pictures of are the cars that were involved in the accident. If a car has a certain piece of damage on it you can show that you couldn’t have possibly been negligent since your car would have not been able to cause that type of damage at the speeds you were travelling. It’s things like these that help your personal injury lawyer uncover the truth about the accident.

Take Pictures of the Signs and Streets

When you take pictures of the signs and streets you show the personal injury lawyer that you were aware of what was going on during the car accident, and they can now figure out the case while knowing exactly where it happened. A street sign could be the key to explaining that the street is not safe for driving or something like that.

Take a Picture of the Surrounding Businesses and Houses

Surrounding businesses and homes are goldmines for future evidence. Obviously, you are not going to run around knocking on doors for witnesses, but the personal injury lawyer will be able to talk to these folks if they can reasonably assume that a business or person might help in the case. Maybe a business has a video stream of the entire accident. The personal injury lawyer can go in there and ask for the tape so that they can get you the compensation you deserve and let you off a little easier than before.

Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions about getting in car accidents and what types of pictures you should take so that you don’t get into any trouble with the law. The last thing you want is to get stuck with a bill because you were blamed as the negligent party.

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