Should I Take Pictures After an Auto Accident?

Posted by Russell West | Oct 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

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We are living in a day and time where we carry our smart phones with us everywhere, from the dinner table to the car to the bathroom. With increased technology, we also have the ability to capture any moment in time, whether we choose to do so by videotaping the event or taking photographs of the events. Though smart phones have contributed to the increased amount of auto accidents in the United States, our smart phones can also come in handy after an accident occurs. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced Spokane auto accident attorney so that we can help you strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.

Should I Take Pictures Following an Accident?

The simple answer to this question is: Absolutely! Taking photographs can be effective when you have been involved in an auto accident because it can possibly provide evidence to help prove your case. Typically, in most auto accidents, the scene is cleared up quickly as to not hold up traffic and therefore, snapping some quick pictures can be extremely useful. Because there may be many theories of liability and sometimes proving fault can end up in “he said, she said,” photographing an accident can help you prove another person's fault. When you take pictures after an auto accident, your pictures can serve many purposes:

  • They can serve as reminders in order to reconstruct the accident;
  • They can show the progression of an accident; and
  • They can give a clear depiction of any damage that has occurred in the accident;

Because of this, it is in your best interest to take pictures after an accident; though the most important thing is your safety and making sure emergency assistance is contacted.

Need Legal Advice?

Being involved in an auto accident can have you feeling overwhelmed and frightened. However, taking pictures of the accident and the surroundings can help determine how your case is handled and can help insurance companies reach an agreement more quickly. It is important to take pictures after an auto accident, however, it is equally important to seek legal advice and representation following an auto accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident, contact an experienced auto accident attorney to help you with your case. Contact the West Law Office online or call at 509-993-0748 so that we can help you with your case.


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About the Author

Russell West

Russell West from West Law Office, located in Spokane, Washington represents clients in areas of criminal traffic, misdemeanors, and personal injury. DUI’s, Reckless Driving, Negligent driving, Hit and Run, and Driving with Suspended license are the majority of criminal traffic violations. Drug Charges, Theft, and Domestic Violence account for most of the other criminal cases Russell handles.

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