A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words (And Many More Dollars)

 In General Interest Blog

A successful Chicago personal injury case can be built using many sophisticated tools: A retained medical expert, an accident reconstructionist, even an economist, just to name a few examples. But often the most compelling element can be something as simple as a photograph.

Often, a jury is not well versed in arcane medical terminology, but everyone can understand and, more importantly, empathize with photographs of a plaintiff’s injuries. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, the most important thing you can do to help your Chicago accident attorney and your case is to take photographs of your injuries as quickly as possible. It is also recommended that you continue to take photographs of your injuries throughout the recovery process. Should there be permanent scarring or lingering physical damage, photographs can help your case by emphasizing how little has happened in terms of recovery despite the passage of many months, or even years. And it is important to note that these need not be “professional” grade photographs. Often, an injury photograph from a cell phone camera, if taken using good lighting, can be very helpful.

Additionally, and equally as important, if you are in an auto accident in Chicago, Illinois, be sure to take as many photographs of your vehicle damage as possible. These types of photographs can possess a “Lucky to be alive!” factor that will help a jury better understand the pain you must be feeling, even if they can’t see it.

One type of case where photographs are not only helpful, but essential, is a premise liability case. If you slip and fall on, say, an unnatural accumulation of ice, or a spill in a store, or a structural defect in a public or a private space, you MUST take photographs of the scene immediately. If you wait too long, the ice may melt, the spill may be cleaned up, or the structural defect may be repaired, and it will become a matter of your word against the defendant’s, and you are far less likely to reach a favorable outcome.

So remember, if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Illinois, take photographs immediately, and contact a Chicago personal injury attorney at GWC as soon as possible to make sure that your interests are protected. By getting GWC on your case as soon as possible, you can rest assured that an expert attorney is pursuing damages to the fullest extent of the law to get you the best result for your case. Call a top personal injury lawyer in Chicago now for a free consultation at 1-312-464-1234, or chat with an operator 24/7.

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