Why You Should Take Photos After A Truck Accident

Dallas, 05/01/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/

Although smartphones can be a distraction behind the wheel, they can also be put to good use after a car wreck or truck wreck.  

If you’re like the 77 percent of Americans that own a smartphone, according to Pew Research, you are learning to balance having one in the car while striking a balance of safety and security behind the wheel.

In the world of personal injury law, we believe smartphones can also be put to good use after an accident — especially if you’re involved in an accident with a semi-truck. “While it’s important to take photos following a semi-truck accident, you should only do so if your health permits it,” says Amy Witherite, Eberstein Witherite co-founder and principal. “If you’re injured in the crash, don’t compromise your well-being or your safety in an effort to take pictures of the scene.”

Here are four reasons why you should use your phone’s camera to take pictures after a tractor-trailer collision:

Preserve Important Evidence

The reality is that motor vehicle accident scenes take place outdoors. Even just one hard rainfall can wash away important evidence before investigators can get to it. Also, police must work quickly to clear debris from the road to prevent other motorists from hitting it. When you take photos immediately following an accident, the scene where your car wreck or truck wreck took place is forever preserved in the photographs.

Get Accurate Photos

As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Photographic evidence of any motor vehicle accident is compelling because it gives people a real-life visual of what happened. When a person reads an account of a crash, they’re forced to imagine what it looked like at the time. With pictures, however, that guesswork goes away. The photos can be a powerful tool for any personal injury lawyer in a settlement or a trial.  

Get Evidence of the Surroundings and Environment

In many cases, weather or specific road conditions play a role in a car wreck, truck wreck, or even a large semi-truck crash. After an accident, it’s important to take photos of every vehicle involved, as well as the road conditions and any other surrounding conditions that may have contributed to the crash. For example, a sharp curve in the road could factor into why a semi jackknifed or lost control. In these cases, it’s critical to preserve evidence of the conditions surrounding the accident.

Photograph Injuries

In addition to taking photos of the vehicles, the road, and the weather, you should also use your camera to photograph your own injuries following the accident. Also be sure to continue taking pictures for several days after the accident, as many injuries continue to show worsening symptoms as time passes. For example, bruises may actually get worse in the days following an accident.

If you or a loved one has been injured in any motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to damages for your injuries or losses. Don’t wait to speak to an attorney about your rights. Call an experienced Texas truck accident lawyer right away to discuss the next steps in your case.  

Sources:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/01/12/evolution-of-technology/

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