Should I take pictures for my complaint? Do pictures have a bearing on my case?
Yes. Do as much as you can to document your injuries or any damage that has been done to your property.
In most cases it is useful to have photographic evidence. It is almost always better when you can show something as opposed to just describing it. A photograph basically "speaks for itself" and does not depend on the credibility of a person describing something. Photographs that can help include those of an accident scene, damages to a vehicle or of a person's injuries. However, there are times when photographs can actually hurt your case. You do not provide any information as to the type of accident you were in or what you are considering photographing. As such, I cannot specifically answer whether you should take photographs or if they would have a "bearing" on your case. I would strongly suggest contacting a personal injury attorney to discuss your case. Most offer a free initial consultation and you can get more detailed answers to your questions.
For the complaint, no. For proving the case, yes. Good luck.
Pictures can help or hurt your case. Your attorney will probably have an investigator take pictures of the accident scene so they can get a better idea on how to proceed.
Yes, take pictures.
Yes. Pictures can help. But it's best if someone with claim experience takes the photos, like a lawyer or private investigator.
Photographs can be helpful evidence to present. For example, a photograph of a smashed up car is usually better than testifying that the car was smashed up.
Yes, absolutely. Photographs if taken properly can be exceptionally good evidence. Photographs of the cars, the accident location, any defect in the property, signs, trees and any other fact that has a bearing on the case should be photographed.
Photos of the scene and the vehicles are always helpful.
Always take photographs of accident scences. Whether my case is criminal or civil, I take photographs of the scene. A photograph can be persuasive evidence for a jury.
Pictures are always helpful. Especially photos of damage to the vehicles involved, and photos of the accident scene. If injuries are involved, photos of scars and other injuries, such as casts in broken bone cases, always are useful in injury suits.
Pictures can be important to your case.
Yes! Photographic evidence can be very important in a case. Take lots of pictures of everything that was damaged in the incident. If it was a car wreck, take lots of pictures of the damage to your car, if you have personal injuries, take pictures of the bruises, broken limbs, whatever was hurt. Take pictures of everything you think might relevant to your case. It is better to have too many pictures than not enough.
Yes, if there are no pictures it is hard to suggest that damage was done. However, if the pictures hurt you, obviously don't take them.
While pictures may be helpful in some instances, you should consult with a plaintiff's personal ionjury lawyer for specific advice and direction regarding your case.
You may keep your picture evidence, but you don't have to attach them to the complaint. However, they will come handy during discovery and the trial.
Always a good idea. The evidenciary value of the photos will vary tremendously depending on the nature of the case and what is shown in the pictures. But, the cost is nominal and the potential value is significant, so go ahead.
Pictures are always great and should be taken as soon as possible after the accident.
The old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words is true in court. By all means pictures should be taken but they probably should be taken by an investigator Good investigators know how to take photos for use in court. What you want the photo to show is the damage. You also want photos of the scene. Importantly, photos have to be representative of what the scene looked like at the time of the accident. If the accident happened at 2 pm and the photos are taken at 5 pm (rush hour) the scene doesn't look the same. If the accident happened at night, you need night time photos. Getting a pro to take the pictures is worth it. Talking about pros, having a lawyer is generally worth it too. Good lawyers will tell you whether they think you have a case, whether they think it is winnable, and if there are problems with the case, what they might be. Your first meeting is generally free and you are not beholden to the first lawyer you talk to. Think about this - pictures are great evidence - if you can get them into evidence in court. Getting stuff admitted as evidence is not like what you see on TV. There is a procedure to follow and if you do not follow it the right way, the pictures do not come into evidence. Go see a lawyer and let the lawyer worry about the pictures.
Yes, you should always take photos of the accident scene if you have the opportunity. Photographs can definitely be beneficial to your case.
Yes, you should if possible.
Yes. Very often the investigating police agencies do not take accident scene photos. If you are physically able you should take pictures as soon as possible to preserve evidence such as accident debris and skid marks, etc. You should take photos of the accident vehicles. You should have some friend or family member take pictures of your injuries every few days to document the progression of your cuts, or bruises.
Not necessary for the complaint but useful for the demand and trial if that is necessary.
Yes, a picture tells a thousand words. Make sure it is high quality.
Yes, absolutely. Evidence is always better than lack thereof.
As a trial lawyer, I strongly believe in offering good photographs to help a judge or jury see the scene, or injuries or damages.
Absolutely- photo's are critical to establishing both liability and damages- take as many pictures as you can.
Photos can be key evidence in a personal injury case. Damage to vehicles, scaring or bruising, and other photos carry much more weight than verbal descriptions. Always take as many pictures from as many angles as you can.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. You should have them to prove your case and they are used in the discovery process. They should not be attached to the complaint.
Yes and yes! It is a good idea to have pictures of the scene and, if a car was involved, of the damage to the car. If you take pictures of the scene, the best time to do it is at the time of the accident. If not then, then get it done as soon as possible. If the accident happened in rush hour, take a picture in rush hour. If the accident happened in a store, make sure that nothing has changed.
Always take photos of the vehicles, injuries and accident scene.
Assuming you are talking about an auto accident, if you think the damage to your car looks severe, then take pictures. If you are talking about bruises and so forth to you, then it would be a good idea to take pictures.
Photographs can be very good evidence.
A picture can be worth a thousand words. For example, photographs can depict the violence or lack of violence of a car wreck or show the severity of an injured body part. As such a photograph can have a bearing in a case.
Photo evidence of property damage and injuries is excellent, and yes, will have an impact on your case. If it is a car accident, be sure to take or obtain pictures of the other vehicle(s) involved as well. In Idaho, however, your pictures have nothing to do with preparing and filing your complaint - rather, it is evidence that will come into play to show injury, causation, mechanism for injury, etc.
Pictures are very important if they can show severe damage to property or the extent of an injury.
Photos are not necessary, but can help you prove your case if there is a dispute about how it occurred, the damage to your vehicle or injury to your body.
If you were in a car accident, yes you should have pictures taken for your attorney. She may need them during the negotiating process of your case.
Photographic evidence is generally a good idea. It is important to be sure that the photograph accurately depicts the matters represented in the picture. There are rules for admission of such evidence which you should be familiar with before submitting such matters. Pictures of the damage done , whether it's property or personal injuries should be taken since people heal and the body shop may have fixed the car by the time you get to court.
It is always better to have photos than not. When in doubt, take photos. It is one thing to describe your accident or show the estimate of the damage, but it is also another to have a tangible photo which will show many different things including the severity of the impact.
Yes. Pictures help, but they aren't necessary.
Yes, at least if you're not at fault.
If you plan on making a claim, it is always a good idea to document everything favorable to your claim. Photos are a great way to prove something.
Yes. It is always a good idea to take pictures of your car and of any cuts or bruising. If the you show bruising or burns caused by a seat belt you should photograph that as well.
Yes. Photos are an important part of the evidence gathering process.
A picture is often the best form of evidence.
Pictures are always helpful.
Yes, take as many pictures as possible in the event there is a conflict in stories.
Yes. Pictures always help a case.
Your injuries should be documented as early as possible after an accident. Taking photos early and over a period of time shows the progression of treatment, necessity of medical equipment, and the healing of scars and bruises. In the case of severe injuries (burns, etc.) a videotape can capture the pain and discomfort associated with the injuries. If you are in the hospital, it is important that photographs be taken of you in your disabled condition in the hospital or during physical therapy. If your injuries require a cast, brace, traction or other device, save them. Also, keep any blood stained or ripped clothing. Do not throw anything away. Be certain to take these items to your attorney after you are no longer using them. They can be important pieces of physical evidence to be used at trial, if one becomes necessary. If you or someone you know has been injured because in an accident, our firm has the experience to insure that you receive full compensation for your loss. Our goal is to get the best personal injury settlements for our clients.
Take photographs and, if you are unable to settle the case, you or your attorney can decide whether to use them at trial.
Pictures that are helpful to your case are essential. The more you can illustrate your point using demonstrative evidence, the better off you are.
Pictures are one type of evidence that can be used to support your case. Whether your pictures will have a bearing will be determined by the issues that arise in your case. It is better to have the evidence and not use it, than to later wish you had it to begin with.
I suppose I can imagine a situation where a photograph of an accident scene would help the other side more than you (e.g., if the physical evidence contradicts your recollection of events), but generally the more documentation the better. If you believe the physical evidence supports your claim, then you are probably well served taking pictures.
Usually it is helpful to take photos.
Photos are very persuasive to a jury. I always recommend that clients take injury and vehicle damage photos as soon as possible and continue to track the injuries with photographic evidence through the healing process.
By all means take photos of property damage. You can bet the insurance company has already done so and they will attempt to show there was little or no damage by their photos. Ditto injuries: bruises, casts, wheel chairs etc etc etc
Yes. Pictures can be compelling evidence in a case.
You do not need the photos for your complaint, but photos are good evidence to be used to show the judge or jury.
You don't need photos to file a complaint. However, photos are very useful evidence for hearings and trial so you should certainly use them.
Picture worth 1000 words.
Pictures are usually very helpful.
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