Automobile Collision Photography
By examining the headlight filament, it can be determined whether or not the lights were on before the crash. A broken filament indicates that the lights were on.
The photography of vehicles is one of the oldest uses of photography in civil litigation. Crash damage can be the easiest type of photography in routine cases and the most difficult in terms of forensic investigation.
The proper use of lenses, supplemental lighting as well as a thorough knowledge of camera technique is critical in preserving the nature and extent of the damage in the event the car is removed or destroyed. The interior of the car is also thoroughly photographed. We look for distortion to the steering wheel, impact evidence to the dashboard and windshield, as well as evidence of seatbelt use.