What to Know About Taking Photos After a TX Car Injury

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If you would like to file a personal injury claim after a car injury, it is your responsibility to provide evidence of the negligence that caused your injuries. One of the best ways to do this is by taking photos of the scene of the injury. Continue reading and reach out to our skilled Houston, Texas car accident lawyer today to learn more.

What should I take photos of after a Texas car injury?

The Scene of the Injury

Take plenty of pictures of the road and weather conditions, traffic signals and signs, and general roadway design. Keep an eye out for tire skid marks, broken glass, or other things left on the pavement. Sometimes visibility is a crucial component in a car injury, so look into large objects that may have blocked drivers’ view of the road. If there’s a possible argument about the color of the traffic light (i.e. red light versus green light), make a video that shows the timing of the lights at the intersection for all directions of the road.

All Cars Involved

You will want to recognize that photos should be taken of all of the cars that were involved in the injury, even if there is no harm to one of them. The photos will be helpful in interpreting the cars involved (license plate, make, model, color). Property damage to the cars should also be captured. If safety allows, take pictures before the cars are moved. Take as many photos as you can and be sure you also get shots close-up and from a distance. This is essential to determine the location of impact, the force of collision speed of travel, and direction of movement. Take photos of the front windshield of the other drivers’ cars. Sometimes something is suspended from the rearview mirror that blocks their view of the road.

Physical Injuries

Most of the time, injuries will gradually heal over time, so you should take pictures right after an accident. Photos of your injuries will help others determine your physical condition after the car injury. In some cases, your medical doctor will specify the use of devices such as an arm sling, cervical collar, walker, etc. Take pictures of these devices and, if you can, keep these devices in a safe place even after they become excessive for your medical treatment. These devices may be used as proof supporting your claim.

Other Important Tips

Be sure you to set your digital camera or cellphone so that the date (and, if you can, time) is in the photo. This will help decide the problem of having to remember when the photo was taken if asked later on. Also, back up your digital photographs by saving them onto a second hard drive, copying them onto a thumb drive, burning a copy onto a CD or DVD, and/or printing out the photographs. You will not want to risk losing these photographs because of faulty electronics.


Whether you were hurt in a motor vehicle collision, as a result of malpractice, or under any other circumstances due to no fault of your own, our firm is here to help. Contact White Personal Injury for a free consultation today.

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