If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, there are four types of pictures that you need to make sure are obtained following your accident. These four types of pictures can help ensure that you get the settlement and compensation that you deserve from your insurance company and from the insurance company of the other driver who was involved in the accident.
#1 Accident Location
The first type of picture that you need to obtain are photos of the accident location. These photos should be taken so that one can clearly see the road from the angle of both of the vehicles involved in the crash. For example, if one vehicle was on a side street and turned on a main street and the other driver was driving down that main street when the accident occurred, you are going to want pictures that show the driver's perspective that day from the side street as they turned on to the main street and from the main street. These pictures will help establish what each driver saw in their field of vision as they approached the point where the accident occurred.
Additionally, make sure that any and all skid marks, or lack of skid marks, are properly noted and pictures are taken. This will show what types of evasive actions each party took.
Don't forget to take pictures of any debris. Try to take pictures that show where the debris landed. Ideally, all debris locations should be photographed before the debris is moved.
The second types of photos that need to be taken are photos of your motorcycle. Photos should be taken from all angles, such as from the front, back and sides, to accurately show the damage to the motorcycle. You should also make sure that photos are taken of the undercarriage of the motorcycle as well.
Additionally, photos of the other vehicle involved in the accident and the damage it sustained should be taken if possible.
Next, photos of your injuries should be taken. Ideally, photos should be taken as soon after the accident as possible. This will show what your injuries looked like when they were freshest. If you can, turn on the time or date stamp on your camera when taking these pictures to help establish when they were taken.
If you have injuries that show up later, such as bruises that are not visible or that grow and change over time, be sure to take photos of them as well and date and time stamp those photos.
#4 Medical Treatment
If you can, get some pictures of your medical treatment. Have your loved ones or friends take pictures of you as you are in the hospital getting treatment. Then, have them take pictures of anything that is done to address your wounds, such as cats, sling, bandages or walking aids.
All of these photos can help you prove and win your case if you end up having to fight to get the compensation you deserve from the insurance companies involved. For more information, talk to a professional like Sam Baxter Bardwell, P.A.