The Importance of Taking Pictures After a Car Accident

car accident, car collision, car crashIf you’re involved in a car accident, chances are you’re likely in a panicked state of mind. You may not be clearly thinking of the next steps you should take to properly document the accident you’ve just undergone.

Taking pictures of the scene is an important step in documenting evidence of your car accident. Pictures help to give a better and a clearer picture of the scene, and help to assist you and others who may be aiding you with your case.

Using the camera on your smartphone is a convenient way to take images of the car accident scene. If your phone does not have a camera feature installed, you may want to consider keeping a disposable camera in your glove compartment, in the event that an emergency were to occur.

Remember these photo-taking tips below if you find yourself involved in an auto accident. The pictures can help aide you in gathering evidence to bolster your case.

Take as many relevant pictures as possible

Taking pictures of the car damage on all cars involved, as well as any skid marks and debris that may have resulted from the collision will be of much value after the accident.

Additionally, pictures of visible physical injuries that may have resulted, the location of the accident, and the weather conditions, if relevant, are very helpful to have in your arsenal of evidence.

Take photos from different angles

Taking photos from different angles will help to paint the most accurate picture of the car accident scene. This means making an effort to capture the scene from all corners, and from high and low angles, if possible.

Take several photos of each aspect of the scene

Taking one or two shots of each angle is an excellent start, but having two or three pictures is even better. A nervous or shaky hand can easily cause a resulting blurred image that you may not notice until after the fact, so snap a few extra to err on the side of caution.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, please feel free to contact us at 949-496-7000, or by e-mail at  There is no charge for an initial conversation about your case.