What Pictures Should I Take After Sustaining an Injury in an Accident?

There is nothing worse than being involved in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence. Fortunately, often, when a person is injured due to the fault of another, there are legal options on the table, provided you can prove that the accident was no fault of your own. One of the best ways to prove a personal injury claim is by taking pictures of the scene of the accident and anything else relevant to the injury you’ve sustained. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned Washington D.C. injury attorneys to learn more about the pictures you need to take after an accident and how our legal team can help you fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What pictures should I take after a Washington D.C. auto accident?

If you can, you should do your best to take pictures of the following after being hurt in an auto accident:

  • All vehicles involved and the damage they sustained in the accident.
  • The scene of the accident, including all property damaged in the accident. This can include street signs, buildings, guard rails, and more.
  • The physical injuries you sustained. This can include cuts and bruises, swollen appendages due to broken bones, and more. You should also take pictures (or have someone else take pictures) of any medical devices you had to use as a result of your injury, such as an arm sling, crutches, or a wheelchair.

Ultimately, you should photograph anything you deem relevant to your accident or future personal injury claim. There is no such thing as “too much” documentation/evidence.

How long do I have to present this evidence and file a personal injury claim in Washington D.C.?

After an accident, victims are required to file their injury claims within the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in D.C. is three years, meaning you will have three years from the date of your accident to sue. That said, the sooner you speak with an attorney, the better off you will be. If you have any additional questions about the personal injury claims process or you’d like to file a claim, please don’t hesitate to speak with our competent legal team today.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.