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The Importance of Pictures after a Trucking Accident

It is an unfortunate, yet completely inevitable fact - accidents happen every day. Even if you are the most cautious driver on the road, always aware of how fast you are going, and following road safety rules, you may find yourself involved in a crash due to another person's carelessness.

A collision may be even worse and more severe if it involves a commercial truck. Due to the size, velocity, and weight of commercial trucks, an accident with a big rig can be terrifying. While contacting an Orlando truck accident attorney after the accident is important, you also need to take pictures of the scene. The fact is, truck accidents are overwhelming and traumatizing, therefore, remembering the details is often challenging.

Photos are one of the most effective pieces of evidence to help you prove your case or claim.

Why are Photographs so Important?

When an auto accident occurs, photos are invaluable sources of evidence. They can provide information about the driver, and the accident. This is information that is often excluded from police reports. Since the majority of truck accident lawyers in Orlando are unable to inspect the truck after the accident occurs, the pictures offer evidence that leads to a much stronger legal claim during a personal injury or accident case.

Pictures and even videos can help show what witnesses didn't see or forgot during the accident. They can also help to eliminate doubt and assign liability to the at-fault party. The way the images are captured doesn't matter, what matters is having the pictures to help your case.

Capturing All the Details

Not only do you need to take pictures of the accident, but you also need to take photos that are clear and easy to see what is going on. You need to capture all the details related to the situation. After all, if you take blurry or otherwise hard to see images, they aren't going to offer much value.

After the accident and once you have contacted emergency responders, begin taking pictures of the accident. If it is possible, use the time stamp function on your phone. You need to move quickly because once the police arrive, they will begin clearing the scene. Take as many pictures as you can since the more you capture, the better chance you have of catching the minor details.

In addition to taking pictures of the point of impact, there are a few other areas to focus on:

  • Damaged objects around the accident
  • Damage to each vehicle
  • Any skid marks on the road
  • Witnesses, EMTS workers, police offers and anyone else around
  • All injuries, regardless of how minor they are

Call an Experienced Orlando Trucking Attorney for Help

Once you have your pictures and have received medical attention, it is smart to contact an attorney. They can represent your case and help you find a claim to receive compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. If you need help or more information, you can contact us today.

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