First of all only take photos if it can be done safely. You have to be 100% sure it’s that safe for you and for others. If you are injured that is of paramount importance and do not do anything that could make your injury situation worse for you or anybody else.
And make sure you are far away from the roadway so you don’t get hit by any other vehicles. Pictures of the damage to your vehicle can be very useful in putting pressure on insurance companies that refuse to acknowledge your injuries. As your attorney I will be able to use them to show the severity of the accident, and demonstrate the seriousness of your injuries. Pictures can sometimes be the difference in obtaining a reasonable settlement and being forced to carry a case through litigation. Try to get at least a few pictures of each side of your vehicle. A good way to do this is to walk around your car with a camera or camera-phone and snap pictures as you go. But remember, while pictures are important, safety is a much bigger priority after your accident. If you have any questions about your car accident please call David Polow at 802-888-7707 for a free consultation.