PHOENIX, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings & Hastings educates on the importance of taking photographs at the scene of an accident, while proving tips on how to get the best photographs possible.
An accident victim's number on priority at the scene of an accident should always be their health. They should only engage in photographing the accident scene if they are healthy and if doing so would put them in no additional risk.
An accident scene should be thoroughly documented. Hastings & Hastings advises that this means taking picture from multiple perspectives. Wide angle shots capturing the entire accident scene should be taken. Additionally, it is important to take close-ups of any damage the vehicles have suffered. Take focused pictures of any damage from multiple angles.
Hastings & Hastings also encourages individuals to take pictures of any roadside debris which may have been produced by the accident, or may have contributed to cause the accident. Photographs of the vehicles should show their positions relative to other landmarks such as traffic signs or buildings.
Hastings & Hastings advises accident victims to share their accident scene photographs with a legal professional before sharing them with an insurance provider. A legal professional will help them put these photographs into context, explaining the implications they may have in upcoming insurance or legal proceedings.
"Clear, informative pictures can definitely play a role in determining the verdict of a personal injury lawsuit. These proceedings are often very complex. It is important to note that pictures will be a piece of the puzzle, they will not solve the puzzle all on their own. An experienced attorney will know how to best use compelling pieces of accident photography," said David Hastings, the founder of Hastings & Hastings.
About Hastings & Hastings
Hastings & Hastings is an Arizona consumer law firm. We are an experienced trial law firm that represents personal injury and wrongful death victims at a Discount Fee.
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