If you are involved in an auto accident, it is crucial to provide adequate documents showing that you are the victim of the accident. A car wreck lawyer will advise you to supply photographic proof along with other documents to support your claim. Providing photographic proof is critical in proving the severity of trauma that you have suffered and that you are the victim of the car wreck. Photographic proof also helps your accident lawyer to establish your claim stating that the accident was not caused by you, but by a reckless driver. You should remember the following points before taking photographs of your injuries and the accident site.
1. Take photographs of the other car’s license plate and the body of the car.
2. Your photographs should clearly show the extent of damage endured by your car compared to the damage on the other car.
3. Take photographs of the accident scene as a whole to help show how the accident happened.
4. While taking your own photographs remember not to smile in the photograph. Although there are no strict parameters set up for your portrait photograph, your photograph should present a clear portrait of you after the accident and the injuries you have endured as a result of the accident.
5. Remember not to wear any jewelry or makeup in your photograph. Also, remember to wear clean and casual clothing in your photograph.
6. Take the photo in front of a light colored background. A busy background or a cluttered background will essentially ruin your legal photograph. A deep background should also be avoided.
7. Take a full-body shot exhibiting your injuries in bandages and casts to show the total effect that the accident has had on your body. These photographs are crucial to prove that you have been the victim of the accident.
8. If you have had surgery or specific parts of your body have received serious medical attention, then make it a point to take a photograph of those affected areas.
9. Zoom in: Use your camera zoom properties to take close up shots of your scars, etc. These close-up shots should be provided along with your full body photographs. Remember to take photographs from multiple angles to show the real extent of your scars and bruises on your body.
10. Take properly illuminated photographs: Do not take photographs in low light because, if so, your bruises will not be clearly understood.
11. Save your photographs on a C.D.: Along with obtaining a digital printout of your photographs, also remember to save them on a digital C.D., so that you can show them on a computer.