If you are physically able to take photographs at the scene and it is safe to do so, photographs of the accident scene and the vehicles involved can be helpful. These photos may be used by your insurance company or your lawyer if you decide later to make a claim against one or more of the other drivers for injuries and other damages. Use your best judgment here and make sure you are safe. If your vehicle has sustained substantial damage in the accident, you should have the vehicle photographed before it is repaired or destroyed. Scene photos can be very important to your insurance company or if you pursue legal action. After an accident, skid marks, debris, the appearance of the surroundings and other evidence may change or disappear within just a few days or less. For these reasons, you may want to return to the accident scene shortly after and take photographs. These photographs should be taken from different perspectives and at varying distances.