Are there any tips on how to photograph the car and accident scene?

Make sure someone is with you to watch out for traffic when you are photographing the accident scene. Don’t alter anything at the scene and keep people out of the photograph. Take photographs from a distance as well as up close. Also take them from every point on the compass – N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW. Include close ups of the car exterior that show damage, such as points of impact, paint transfer marks, crushed car parts, ripple marks, and so on. Also photograph car interior damage, such as indentations and points of impact with the windshield, etc.  Include debris from the crash in your photographs, up close as well as from a distance, and make sure you take the pictures so you can easily identify where in the crash site the debris was located.

Make a note of the date and time you take the pictures in addition to the date and time you are securing the photographs by storing them in a safe place.

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