Michael Damaso / 02-07-2023 / Car Accident

Do Car Accident Photos Matter in Your Case?

A car accident can happen in a blink of an eye and can leave victims feeling confused and unsure of their next steps. The moments immediately following an accident can be overwhelming, yet the actions you take during these critical moments can significantly impact your claim for compensation. For instance, your attorney may be able to use photos you take of your injuries and the accident scene to successfully establish liability and hold the negligent driver fully accountable for your losses. 

At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our highly-qualified attorneys are committed to fighting for our client’s right to compensation in Orlando and the surrounding areas. We have more than a century of combined experience helping car accident victims recover the maximum compensation for their losses. When you retain our services, we will investigate every detail of your case and build a solid claim on your behalf. 


How Can Photos of My Car Accident Strengthen My Claim for Compensation?

Photographic evidence can be invaluable in proving fault after a car accident. While you feel confident that the other driver acted negligently, your claim must be supported by evidence. This is especially important in situations where the other driver denies their role in causing the accident. In many cases, the negligent driver may even attempt to claim that you were responsible for the collision. Photos can help illustrate the details of the accident as well as establish liability. A few ways photos can bolster your claim include the following:

  • Showing the scope of your vehicle’s damage immediately following the accident
  • Show the extent of your injuries in the aftermath of the accident
  • Evidence of causation, such as skid marks, open alcohol containers, or potentially ignored signage
  • Establishing who was present at the accident scene

Your attorney will thoroughly analyze your photos to determine how your accident occurred as well as who may be held accountable for your losses.


Photos to Take After a Florida Car Accident

Since photos can serve as critical evidence for your claim, it is vital to take the right photos following an accident. However, many individuals may need help determining which photos to capture, especially during stressful moments following a severe accident. You may find it helpful to save the list below to help guide you in the wake of a collision:

  • Damage to both vehicles
  • Your injuries
  • Skid marks
  • Debris from the accident, such as shattered glass or fallen bumpers
  • The interiors of both vehicles
  • Any traffic lights or signs
  • Traffic or security cameras that may have footage of the accident
  • Ice, snow, or other signs of inclement weather
  • Construction hazards

This is not an exhaustive list, and other pieces of evidence may be worth photographing at the accident scene. Exercise your best judgment, and when in doubt, photograph every detail, no matter how small. 


Discuss Your Case With a First-Class Car Accident Attorney at Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis

If you have been injured in a Florida car accident, you deserve to have a talented personal injury attorney on your side. At Wooten, Kimbrough, Damaso & Dennis, our attorneys are committed to taking a personalized approach to every case so we can address our client’s unique needs. We understand the nuances of Florida personal injury law and have the experience and skills necessary to fight for you. When we take your case, you can trust us to leave no stone unturned as we investigate your accident and build a solid claim on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us at (407) 843-7060 or complete our contact form today.

Disclaimer: All verdicts and settlements listed here are gross amounts before deductions for attorney fees and costs. Past results do not guarantee similar results in the future. Most cases result in a lower recovery. It should not be assumed that your case will have as beneficial a result. Before choosing a lawyer, ask for written information about the lawyer's legal qualifications and experience.