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How to document damage following a car crash

You never leave home thinking you are going to get into a car crash, but when you find yourself involved in one, it is important to stay calm and collected. The steps you take in the immediate aftermath of a Texas car crash may help you prove it was not your fault. So, keeping your wits about you and knowing what to do is essential. 

Unless you or someone you love suffers a serious injury in the wreck, make sure to snap extensive photos of the crash scene and the vehicles involved using your cellphone. When documenting the scene, it is better to over, rather than under, document things. So, after you exchange information with the other involved parties and notify law enforcement, make sure to photograph these areas. 

The crash scene from all angles

Make sure to photograph your car from many angles following a crash, taking care to snap the sides, the front and the back. If you see any fluids leaking from underneath or other obvious signs of damage, be sure to photograph those, too. 

The crash scene from multiple distances

You never know what photos may help you make your case, so start at least 10 feet away from the scene when snapping photos. Then, work your way closer and make sure to photograph other things that may have had a hand in the crash, such as trees on the roadside or obstructions in the road. 

Road and vehicle damage

If your vehicle or that of someone else involved in the crash left behind skid marks, make sure to photograph them. If your airbag deployed or your windshield shattered during the wreck, be sure to document these areas, too. 

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