It would have been preferable if you did, but such photos aren't absolutely essential for a personal injury case. Were you seriously injured? Do you have medical bills?
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i always prefer to have pictures available as they can illustrate the property damage in a simple manner. Pictures tell a story that simple words cannot. However, it is not at all a necessity and most personal injury firms retain the services of an investigator who may be able to locate the vehicle and take pictures of the damage.
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It's always a good idea to take pictures of the scene and speak to anyone who witnessed the accident. Very few people do this, which is understandable.
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It is always better to have pictures, but it is not critical to win your case. Get with an attorney and let him or her do an investigation.
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