I cannot stress enough the importance of photographs in a personal injury case. Pictures preserve valuable details about the case while memories tend to fade over time. When months or even years have passed since the event in question, pictures help us re-tell the story of what happened. Sometimes we are presenting our case to an insurance adjuster, and other times we are presenting the case in court; either way, our job is to tell the story. The old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” proves true time and again in personal injury cases.
Imagine trying to describe the experience of being in a vehicle crash using only words. And then imagine describing the crash with pictures of the aftermath like the ones below? See the difference?
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When we are retained as lawyers for a victim in a personal injury case, one of our many tasks is to find and preserve all available evidence including photographs. We obtain pictures from witnesses, police departments, surveillance cameras, and if possible we’ll go out and take our own pictures.