The evidence that you have can play a big part in your claim for compensation after you are in a car accident. One of the types of evidence you can gather if you aren't too badly injured or if you have someone who can take the pictures for you is photographs of the scene.
When you opt to take pictures of the accident, you have to plan the pictures carefully to ensure that you have what you need to show what happened. Ideally, you will be able to take more than one picture to show the scene of the car crash.
Take different angles
Try to get different angles of what happened. This enables you to show the full scene of what happened. While you are taking pictures, try to get shots of what is going on around the accident, including what the weather is like and what the current road conditions are.
Take pictures of the damage
You should try to get pictures of the damage to each vehicle. This can help you to show exactly what the impact was like. Don't forget to take pictures of property damage around the accident. For example, if a stop sign was struck, take a picture of it. If mailboxes were knocked down and a fence was hit, get pictures.
Get pictures of people and documents
Take a picture of the people involved in the accident. Just a natural shot is fine. Also, take a picture of the other driver's driver's license, insurance card, and license plate. All of this can come in handy later.
You might also consider taking pictures of your injuries. In some cases, your doctors will do this for you and include the pictures as part of your medical record. Ultimately, the more documentation and photos you have, the better you might be able to prepare your case.
Source: FindLaw, "Tips for Car Accident Scene Photography," accessed May 05, 2017