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How can photos and videos help you get crash compensation?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2024 | Car Accidents |

Getting adequate compensation after a car crash can be challenging. The other party and their insurer may do all they can to minimize what you get paid. That is why it is important to get evidence.

Firstly, you need evidence to show the extent of your injuries and the extent to which they will affect your life, and secondly, you need evidence to show that the crash was more the other driver’s fault than yours.

Cameras can help you get evidence for both purposes

A photo taken in the immediate aftermath of the crash that shows you with blood coming out of a head wound makes it fairly clear that the injury is fresh. If the photo also captures a bit of the scene in the background it makes it clear the injury occurred in the crash, as opposed to half an hour later or the day before.

Photos of the general scene can help crash adjusters determine whose fault the crash was. For instance, a photo  or dashcam footage showing the other vehicle clipped the rear of your car as opposed to the front makes it clear that you were on the roundabout before them and that they hit you rather than you hitting them

You don’t need to take the photos yourself, and you might not be able to due to your injuries. Yet bystanders often snap photos or take videos at crash sites. There may also be fixed cameras in place – such as on road intersections or on the outside of buildings. 

Understanding where to look for camera footage and how to access it could mean the difference between a successful claim and a failed one.


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