You have to act to collect evidence immediately after an auto accident in North Carolina, if possible. This includes taking photographs of the vehicle damage at close range and before the vehicles are moved or towed away. Take the photos from all angles in order to tell the full story of the accident.
Accident photographs help a claims adjuster to determine which driver is at fault. Submitting an accident claim must include showing proof of the type and extent of vehicular damage. For instance, in the case of a side collision, a photograph proves that the front bumper of another vehicle hit the side of yours.
Taking photographic evidence
Photographic evidence is used to verify the accuracy of eyewitness statements and other less reliable forms of evidence. Even when it’s easy to determine fault, it’s standard procedure to take photographs from all angles at the sites of motor vehicle accidents. The different angles show the full extent of damage, which vehicles caused the damage and how they were positioned during the accident. One angle shows only one side of the story, but three or four angles reveal more details about who caused the accident and how it happened.
Preparing the evidence in your case
One of the first steps when filing a car accident claim is to prove fault. In some cases, there are unreliable eyewitness statements from people who barely saw what happened or provide false information. Photographs are needed to verify the details of most accident claims, and the best results are obtained when many photos are taken from all angles and in clear detail.