This week a young lady stepped on the sharp stump of a bush on the property of a local business establishment in Greensboro, North Carolina. The stump penetrated the sole of her shoe and speared the flesh of her foot.
Though she was seriously injured and bleeding, she had the presence of mind to take photographs of the scene before security and maintenance had the opportunity to remove the stump. It might not surprise you to learn that our client did not have a normal camera with her, but she did have a cell phone, which she used to take the photographs that may make her case.
Until recently, few people regularly carried cameras. Now, with the rapid increase in the number of cell phones that have photo-taking technology, most people have the ability to take pictures at any time and for any event.
Cell phones are great for sending and receiving photos of the grandkids, new puppies and birthday cakes, but they are fast becoming a courtroom asset.
When someone is either in an automobile accident, gets injured at work, or slips and falls, it is a good thing to take pictures of the scene of the accident as soon as possible.
We advise injured cell phone owners to immediately take pictures of the accident scene, damaged cars, slippery floors, and injured body parts. By doing so, you will be helping your lawyer win your case.