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How to photograph your injuries after an accident
Timothy Shay

How to photograph your injuries after an accident

On Behalf of | Nov 30, 2022 | Firm News |

Whether due to a workplace accident, vehicle collision, animal bite or faulty product, you or a loved one may sustain a catastrophic injury. Common accident injuries include paralysis, burns, broken bones, internal damage and scars.

Suppose someone or something else contributed or entirely caused you this harm. In that case, you may have to provide evidence to support a future insurance settlement or personal injury claim. An excellent way to capture proof of the damage includes photographing the progression of your injuries.

Initial injuries

When you feel physically and emotionally well enough to do so, begin by taking pictures and videos of your injuries. If you cannot photograph yourself, enlist a friend to help you. Even as you hopefully heal over time, capturing your initial injuries will help put the severity into context.

Treatment progression

During your road to recovery, continue snapping images of your injuries. Pay close attention to bruising, scarring, stitches, casts and any other update. Your serious injuries may require intense rehabilitation or surgeries, so continuing to document your healing body will help demonstrate your long road to recovery.

Home modifications

If you have to modify your living space to adapt to your new routine, take photographs of these changes. Having proof of modifications such as new flooring, grab bars, handicap ramps and an accessible shower may show how the accident significantly impacted your life.

In addition to the pictures and videos you capture of your injuries, consider writing about your feelings, pain levels and how else the accident affected your life.