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Tips for Taking After-Accident Photos

February 16, 2024 | Category: Auto

It is often said that pictures are worth a thousand words. This is particularly true when you are injured in an accident because of the negligence of another, whether the accident is a car, motorcycle, truck, slip and fall, pedestrian, bicycle, or nursing home accident. Pictures and/or videos can be important to the outcome of your personal injury case.

Tips for Taking After-Accident PhotosMultiple photos will be able to corroborate the story of the accident. If you are unable to take photos and/or videos of the accident scene, others who witnessed the accident may be of assistance.

What Photos Can Be Taken?

Some of the photos should include:

  • Make and model of all vehicles involved in the accident, including their license plates. This is in addition to the information in any police reports.
  • Damage to all the vehicles involved in the accident. These photos may show the location of the accident and the impact caused by the negligent driver’s vehicle.
  • If possible, inside-vehicle photos could show deployed airbags and other evidence to corroborate your case.
  • Any environmental photos, including any traffic signs, road markings, traffic lights, landscapes, and road hazards.
  • If authorities at the scene are taking photos, you should take the same photos, from the same distance and angle.
  • Photos of your injuries and those of any passengers may seem gruesome, but they will show the severity of the accident. Bruises and scratches can also be captured as they may lead to more severe injuries that are not at first apparent.
  • Accidents often leave evidence around. There may be skid marks and/or debris in the road that can be important to your personal injury case. In slip and fall accidents, photos of the cause of the accident should be taken. For example, should you fall in a grocery store because a broken bottle creates a wet floor, taking photos quickly before the floor has dried or is cleaned will help your Florida personal injury attorney in proving your case.

Distance and Angles of Photos

Experts suggest taking photos at various distances and angles – close-up photos - 1-5 feet away, mid-distance - 10-15 feet away, and far away - 20 or more feet away. These will help provide scale and location.

Document Photos

Taking photos of documents that are exchanged by those involved in accidents can prove the accuracy of the information and are easier to store.

Physical Photos

As you are treated for your injuries caused by the negligence of others, having progressive photos will assist your case. They will document the severity of the accident and the pain and suffering to which you have been subjected.

Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Assists Accident Victims Receive the Compensation to Which They Are Entitled

After seeking medical attention, please contact our experienced legal team at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. There are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you. Should you not have been able to take photos after the accident, we still would like to meet with you to discuss the options for your potential personal injury lawsuit.

When we take on your personal injury case, we will aggressively collect the evidence that will prove your rights to compensation. In addition to any photos and/or videos you may have, we will seek to collect information, including but not limited to:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Traffic, surveillance, or dash camera footage
  • Cell phone photos and video
  • Phone records
  • Medical records
  • Employment records
  • Maintenance records
  • Vehicle “black box” data

You may be entitled to recover financial and non-financial costs associated with your injuries, including:

  • Medical care
  • Prescription medications
  • Loss of earnings and the loss of earning capacity
  • Physical therapy and devices needed for recovery, such as wheelchairs and crutches
  • Other out-of-pocket costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of companionship, consortium, and the enjoyment of life

“We are available to assist you 24/7 at 239.337.7483, toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or contact us online at,” said Attorney Randall L. Spivey. “Here is what a couple of our clients have said about working with our legal team:

  • The Spivey team took their time and made sure to handle everything, so I didn’t have to worry about it. While it did take some time, they kept me informed every step of the way, so I didn’t feel left out of the loop. I can’t recommend them enough! Killian P. 
  • Randy and his team did a great job! They made the legal process a lot easier and allowed us to focus on getting better. I would highly recommend them! His experience and good relationships in the community also helped with the process. We did not spend a lot of time on unnecessary items/appointments. We really appreciate all you did for us. Thank you again! Cassie W.”







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