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One of the Most Important Things to Do If You Are In an Accident

One of the simplest things to do when being injured is also something that is easily overlooked. One of the most important things to do if you are in an accident is to photograph everything. Photographs are indispensible—they document, prove, and persuade.

Pictures are irrefutable documentation of what exactly happened. If you have injuries resulting from another person’s negligence, there is a good chance that the proof is in the surroundings—especially if it is an auto accident or an accident on private, public, or government property.

Pictures also act as proof when evidence fades. In a previous blog, we talked about the effect of sleep loss on memory—often, case details are obscured because people forget or misremember events. One way to counteract this is to visually capture the scene.

Finally, pictures are powerfully persuasive. They increase the credibility of your claim and have an impact on the decision makers—insurance companies and jurors—who, along with any other average American—take in the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data every day. This information overload makes images incredibly important because they humanize a claim.

If you are in an accident, we advise you to photograph everything—even things you do not think are important.

If you are in an auto accident or have been injured on public premises, please call our offices to get help immediately. Our law firm uses the best resources available—photographs, videos, reports, and witnesses—to investigate every detail of your case and get you maximum compensation.