After a car accident, you need to prove your claim. The burden is on you, or your attorney if you hire one (and you should), to prove that you were injured and the value of those injuries. There are a number of ways that you can prove your claim. One of the best is pictures.
We all know the old expression that a picture tells a thousand words. That is especially true after a car accident. Were there skid marks? How long were the skid marks? Was there any debris? If so, how much debris? These pictures tell the story of the collision and how it occurred. Of course, that is the first part of the story, how did the accident happen and who caused it.
The second part of the story is your injuries. Were you injured? How were you injured? How did the injuries affect you? Did you have bruises or were you in a cast? How long did the bruises last and how visible were they?
I have documented claims with pictures since my days as an insurance adjuster. While I can explain how a car crash happened, if I can show someone the road where it happened, they will have a better understanding of it. Similarly, while I can say that my client had a bruise on her arm, showing that she had a purple bruise on her forearm that was not covered by her sleeves has a bigger impact.
So, take pictures, Lots and lots of pictures after a motor vehicle collision.