Importance of Photographic Evidence in a New Jersey Car Accident Case

Part of the process of receiving compensation for a car accident in New Jersey is proving who was at fault for the collision. When the at-fault motorist denies responsibility, it becomes the victim’s responsibility to prove fault by utilizing firsthand accounts, police reports, other physical evidence, and eyewitness testimonials. One way to help bolster your personal injury case is to have photographic evidence of the accident, your injuries, and other damages you have suffered.

Before camera phones became popular, it was always a good idea to keep a disposable camera in your glove compartment. This may still be a worthwhile venture, but a camera phone with a good quality resolution should be sufficient. Photos should be taken of the damage to the vehicles, the positioning of the vehicles, and the site where the car crash took place. Having photos of skid marks may also prove valuable. Injured victims should also take photos of their injuries.

Remember, an accident scene is very quickly cleared up. A lot of important evidence that is critical to your case may be lost if you do not act quickly. The first priority immediately after a New Jersey vehicle collision is to make sure you and others in your car are safe. Once that is accomplished, make sure you or others have not been seriously injured. After that, proceed to collect all the evidence you possibly can to help strengthen your case and increase your chances of receiving fair compensation from the negligent motorist(s) at fault.

The experienced car accident attorneys in New Jersey of Lependorf & Silverstein help injured victims get the compensation they need following an auto accident. We provide no-cost consultations and case evaluations on all potential claims at 609-240-0040. Call us today to find out how we can help you.