If you are injured in a motor vehicle collision, it is important to document everything so you can prove your claim. If you have visible injuries such as burns from the airbag, abrasions, or bruising, it is advisable to take photographs of your injuries often. Furthermore, adjusting your camera settings to include a time and date stamp on each photograph is important to track the progression of your injuries over time.
Taking photographs of yourself can be difficult, especially while you are injured, so you should ask a friend or family member to assist you. It is helpful to take pictures up close, and also a bit farther away so the injury in question is easily recognizable on each specific body part. If you have a ruler or a tape measure, you or someone else should hold it next to any bruising or scarring to show the size of that injury.
As time progresses on your injury claim, these photographs will not only help you to document your injuries, but they will also help you to remember the various stages of your treatment and recovery.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle collision? Call personal injury attorney Jaclyne Kartley at BSG LLP today for a free consultation at 301-740-3313.