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If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you’re probably aware of the fact that having as much documentation as possible is never a bad thing. Your insurance company is investigating the incident on your behalf. Of course, this is also the case for your personal injury attorney.

Logically, it behooves you to provide your attorney with anything that may help prove the negligence of the other party.  Furthermore, if you try to come take photographs after your accident, the scene will not be the same as it is very likely that your accident scene will not look the same as it did on the day of your accident.

How will taking pictures help my case?

Taking pictures of what occurred at the accident will recreate the scene for both parties involved. Properly taken photographs have the potential to retell the story of what happened. In addition, reports and spoken words can be interpreted differently depending on the insurance company.

Your photos, on the other hand, are concrete proof of what you’re reporting. The old adage of “A picture is worth a thousand words” is very true and can go a long way to help your case.

How do I take proper photos?

  • To start with, it’s important to take as many photos as you can of the accident scene. Never take just one photo of something and move on. Make sure to have many different angles photographed as well.

  • If any injuries or vehicle damage occurred during the accident, make sure that they are displayed clearly. Take pictures of the roadside for either broken glass or skid marks.

  • The area around the accident should be photographed as well. It’s also advised to photograph any traffic signals in the area. This is especially true for stop signs, traffic lights, and yield signals.

  • Ideally if a first responder such as an ambulance or the police. is at the scene at the accident, photograph them as well. All photos taken at the accident scene should be date and timestamped.


Once again, having as concrete a case will aid both your attorney and insurance company.

Having properly taken photographs of the accident will give you a near incontestable account of what happened. Taken in the right place, these photos can easily help to prove a negligent driver.

The New York car accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. understand the importance of taking photographs and how to use them to help your case in a car crash case. Our goal is to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.  The sooner you get in touch with a New York car accident attorney from The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C., the sooner our team can begin building your case and formulating an effective strategy with help from your photographs.

Get the aggressive representation you deserve. We may be able to recover financial compensation for any medical expenses, physical harms, or emotional distresses you may face as the result of your accident.  The New York personal injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Effie Soter, P.C. can take on the insurance company and file the necessary claim or lawsuit against an at-fault driver. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New York car accident lawyer, please call us today at (646) 504-7384, or contact us online.