Creating Photographic Evidence for Your Auto Accident Claim

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Creating Photographic Evidence for Your Auto Accident Claim

Charlotte NC Car Accident Lawyer

Photographic evidence can be very compelling in a personal injury claim, particularly if the case is taken to a jury trial. Your Charlotte auto accident lawyer may ask you to take photographs of the scene of your accident, or hire an investigator to do so. The following will give you some guidelines on how to collect this evidence.

Camera Settings

You will want to set your digital camera to the maximum image size, in pixels, and best image quality (or compression ratio). Don’t use the zoom feature on shots meant to depict what each driver saw.

 Important Shots

You or your Charlotte auto accident lawyer will want to take the following shots of the area where your accident took place:

  • Views of Stop Signs: Considering yourself as driver 1, and the defendant as driver 2, travel along the road in the direction each was traveling. Begin about a quarter mile from the accident scene, and take shots of each traffic control sign/signal along the way.
  • 200-Foot Approaches: For both drivers’ approaches, take two shots about 200 feet from the accident site, at eye level. One of these shots should be toward the place of impact, and the other toward where the other car was approaching.
  • 100-Foot Approaches: Repeat the above at 100 feet.
  • 25-Foot Approaches: Repeat above at 25 feet, but include tire marks, obstacles, and debris at/near the point of impact.
  • At the Impact Site: Take shots of the area from various directions. If there were witnesses to the accident, include shots of the impact site from where they were standing/driving.

Contact the Automobile Accident Law Firm of Bice Law

At Bice Law we can help you determine who we believe to be at fault in the accident. We will look to a number of sources to help you determine liability including but not limited to statements made at the scene by witnesses and parties, the investigating officer’s accident report, and depending on the case, possibly accident reconstruction experts, and highway design or maintenance experts.We serve families across both North and South Carolina. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling 877-BICE-877 or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a car accident attorney.  Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.

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