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In Car Accident Claims, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

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Car accidents often cause significant damage to property and leave victims with severe injuries. Thankfully, under state law, people who are involved in crashes caused by the negligence of others are typically entitled to compensation for their accident-related losses. But how do you prove those losses?

In many cases, taking pictures is the best way for accident victims to protect their legal rights. Insurance companies want to see evidence of your damages and, if you go to court, pictures of the accident scene and your injuries can have a significant impact on judges and juries. As a result, it’s a good idea to take as many pictures as you can after an accident. Some of the things that you may want to take pictures of include:

  • The aftermath of the accident, paying special attention to the damage to your vehicle and any vehicle defects on the other car that may have contributed to the accident. In addition, if there were road problems that may have caused the accident, you should take pictures of them.
  • Your injuries, before and after treatment. Continue to take pictures of your injuries as they heal on a daily basis. Showing how long you had to live with your injury can go a long way in establishing damages for pain and suffering.

What if You Could Not Take Pictures Immediately after Your Accident?

If you are reading this blog, the chances are that you have already been in an accident and are considering your legal option. In the event that you were unable to take pictures at the scene, there are still ways to go about establishing your losses to the insurance company or a court. An attorney can evaluate your situation and determine what evidence is available to support your claim and help get you the compensation you truly deserve. Some examples of non-pictorial evidence that may help establish your losses include:


  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Repair bills
  • Medical expert testimony
  • Your account of your experience, injuries, and recovery

An attorney familiar with car accident litigation and insurance claims will be able to evaluate your situation and determine how best to get you the compensation you deserve. It’s important to remember that insurance companies are happy to take advantage of unrepresented parties and will likely pressure you to accept a claim far below the actual value of your case. When you work with a lawyer, you can rest assured that your rights are protected and that the insurance company will not get away with paying you less than your case is worth.

Contact Salam & Associates Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation

In the unfortunate event that you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, it’s critical that you retain an experienced lawyer as soon as you can. Our team knows how to get victims the compensation they deserve, and we’re standing by to help you. Our lawyers are licensed in Texas, New Mexico, Michigan and D.C. Call us or email [email protected] today to schedule your free case evaluation.


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