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How to Preserve Key Details of the Accident that Caused Your Injuries

February 10, 2012
Colson Hicks Eidson

Your smart phone is good for a lot more than Twitter and Facebook updates. In the event you are in a car accident or injured on someone else’s property, the built-in phone can go a long way to preserving evidence for your injury claim. Taking pictures of the accident scene can capture details that a written statement cannot capture.

Photographs of property damage and of the accident scene will assist your personal injury attorney and insurance adjuster. In a slip and fall injury, a photo of the spill area that captures the size of the spill cannot be disputed as in a written statement. A picture of a broken step or broken handrail can be a key piece of evidence in your personal injury claim.

Your memory of the accident details will likely fade over time. A photograph preserves the crucial details. However, be sure to act quickly in taking pictures after an accident before police clear the accident scene. Property owners might want to clean up the spill area immediately after your fall. Snapping a few quick pictures with your smart phone can preserve some important details and contribute to a successful recovery for your injuries.

Have you had to take photographs of an accident scene that caused you harm?

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