Massachusetts Personal Injury Accident and Photographs

If you had a Massachusetts personal injury accident, documenting your claim with photographs is important.  Since nearly everyone has a smart phone with a camera, taking photos has never been easier.  Good photos can help a poor case, and the absence of good photos can negatively impact an otherwise strong case.  In order to persuade an insurance adjuster to pay you fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering, it is absolutely critical to take photographs.

Photographs and Slip and Fall Accidents

This morning I had a client come see me after he had just slipped and fell just down the street from my office.  The client and I immediately went to the spot of the accident and we took photographs of where he fell. It was crucial that we obtain photos of the spot where he fell before the scene of the accident was in any way disturbed from the condition it was at the time of the fall.

Massachusetts Personal Injury Accident

Photographs and Car Accidents

If you have been involved in a Massachusetts car accident, immediately take photographs of the vehicles involved (before they have been moved in any way).  Also be sure to photograph the scene of the accident.  Be sure to also take photographs of any injuries you sustained.  This includes injuries you received at the time of the accident, as well as injuries/bruising that later develops.  If you end up needing any medical devices, such as crutches or a walking boot, be sure to have someone take these photos as well.

The Importance of Photographs

Regardless if it was a slip and fall, or car accident claim, or other personal injury case, it is crucial to have good photographic evidence.  The reason insurance companies put great weight on photographs is because they know that juries love photographs. A Massachusetts personal injury claimant that has photographs that document what happened, and the injuries that were caused, greatly increases his or her chances of convincing an insurance company to pay on a claim. But please be clear that in addition to photographs, there is much more that has to be involved in order for your claim to be successful.  Specifically, you need liability and damages. If you can’t establish these two things, no photographs, no matter how good they are, will help you win your claim/case.

If you had a Massachusetts personal injury accident, be sure to take photos!  Please contact us if we can help with your Massachusetts injury claim.