A woman driver, in her mid-20s, was involved in a car accident while on her way to work. She got her driving license just not too long ago, and this was her first car accident.
The other driver claimed responsibility for the accident, and the two parties duly started negotiations on the side road. However, once the cars were moved, the other driver suddenly made a u-turn and said it was not his fault and insisted it was the woman driver’s fault.
In the end, the woman driver called the police. The police asked whether there were any pictures taken. The woman driver said yes, and passed the pictures. The police replied that the pictures only showed two banged-up cars and don’t really detail the situation well. In the end, lots of time was consumed on extracting evidence.
What to do then?
It is always best to take loads of pictures from all angles to support your case. Sometimes, one picture don’t really tell a thousand words!
- Full shot (car front and back)
Best if you can take two copies. Must show the full length of your car. It is best to capture the surroundings as well, which could explain how and why the accident took place. Take note of the road markings as well!
- Close up shot
Focus on the impact. The one where your car’s buttocks kena smack by the lips of the another car. It is best that this impact close up shot take up ¾ of the photo.
- Breakdown shot
Show the impact when the cars are withdrawn from each other.
Actually it would be better if you can take video and have a 360 degree view of the accident site. The weather, traffic conditions, road condition can play to your advantage.
The golden tip from the traffic police? Best that you quickly put up a triangle sign 10m away from the accident sign, and don’t anyhow move your car! Die die must wait for them to come then settle the case!