Body shops take pictures of the entire damage, often storing those photographs on a computer. Later, if the insurance company has any questions about the actual damage to the vehicle, the body shop can email or mail photos of the car to support their findings. These photos are critically important to your case, if you can obtain them. Many times you are not able to do so, but a good personal injury attorney will have the experience to know how to obtain these photos easily. As the common saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” A jury looking at photographs of twisted metal and major property damage to a vehicle will be much more convinced that person was injured in the accident than if all you can present at trial is a plastic bumper cover with little or no damage to it.
Conversely, the conclusion that major property damage equals injuries is also faulty, yet very commonly accepted in our culture. Since the handling of your accident case can be complex, it is vitally important to employ an attorney experienced in injury and property damages cases, who will know how to develop your accident case, and most importantly, who knows how to prove that case to a jury. An experienced injury attorney will be able to send a clear message to the insurance company that you mean business.
If you have any further questions regarding an auto accident or any other type of injury or death case, feel free to call the Law offices of Christopher Ligori and Associates 24/7 at 877-444-2929.