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Taking Pictures at the Scene of an Accident

Everyone has heard the phrase, "A picture is worth a thousand words," but this has never been truer than when it comes to documenting the evidence at the scene of a motor vehicle accident. Whether you have been involved in a trucking accident a motorcycle accident or a car accident at the hands of an irresponsible driver, it may be vital to the outcome of your case to take pictures of the physical damage that was done. At McCoy & McCoy, we understand that being involved in a serious collision can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you have sustained an injury in the process, but we would like to emphasize just how important it is to make sure that your rights are protected later on. In order to do so, there are a few simple steps that you must follow in the aftermath of a crash.

First, you should not hesitate to speak to any witnesses that were present during the incident. Their testimony could prove to be just as valuable as evidence from the scene, as they may be able to help you show that the other driver was at fault for the accident-in the event that the other party disputes your claim. For this reason, you should not leave the site without first collecting the contact information of all witnesses. Secondly, you need to take pictures of the scene before the evidence is cleared away. In today's technology-driven society, almost everyone has a cell phone that is equipped with a camera. As such, even if you don't have a camera with you, you can still take a few quick shots of the damage that was done to both vehicles with a cell phone. Even if you have to borrow someone else's cell phone or camera, this step should not be skipped for a lack of convenience.

Similarly, you can call an attorney immediately after the collision and ask them to meet you at the scene. By contacting a Connecticut personal injury lawyer from McCoy & McCoy, you can rest assured that we will be there every step of the way. In doing so, we will also be able to document any physical damage that you have sustained to your person, including bruising, lacerations or other major injuries. Without proper documentation of such injuries, you may not be able to prove that you were, in fact, injured-as bruises and cuts inevitably heal. Finally, you must seek medical treatment immediately. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you may never know just how injured you really are unless you are seen by an experienced medical professional. In doing so, you will also have a usable record of all of the physical damage that you have suffered in the accident.

For these reasons and many more, it is vitally important that you take the right steps after being involved in a negligently caused motor vehicle accident Being forced to settle for an unfair offer from the other party's insurance company is something that no victim should have to endure, and as such, we want to make sure that you are able to obtain the amount of compensation that you truly deserve. If you still have questions or if you have recently been involved in a motor vehicle collision and you are unsure of what to do next, do not hesitate to consult an attorney from our firm immediately. By calling our office directly or by filling out and submitting a free case evaluation online, you may be able to find the answers that you are looking for. Take action today.

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