If you’ve been involved in a car accident, don’t forget to take photos of any visible injuries you might have…no matter how trivial. You can talk about your injuries all day, but when it comes to convincing an insurance adjuster, pictures truly do speak a thousand words. Remember I use to work for the insurance companies as a defense lawyer, and I know how persuasive good photos can be. Insurance adjusters have supervisors who review their decisions and actions in most cases.
If they cut you a large check, they are going to need documentation in their file as to why they did so. Insurance adjusters generally won’t pay you out of the goodness of their heart. Take photos of bruises, cuts, scrapes, or worse. If you can’t do so, have a friend or family member help you. Make sure the photos are taken from several angles and they truly capture the injury. Don’t wait till the injury fades, or else you will be out of luck telling stories to people who, as a general rule, need to see to believe.
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by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and surrounding communities.