Quality photographs of the original injuries are crucial in the later stages of the case, when everything is healed and surgically corrected.
Scar photography can be the easiest or most difficult assignment in legal photography and is the type of assignment that separates the men from the boys. (Is there a politically correct version of this one?)
Acute scarring is the easiest because the scabs, stitches and fresh wounds are extremely visible. Residual scarring presents the real challenge because there are many times when the wounds heal well and it may take a slight difference in viewing angle and lighting to see the true nature of the cosmetic defect.
The Evidence Store has been doing this type of work for both insurance companies and plaintiff's attorneys for twenty-five years, and we pride ourselves in creating photographs that truly document how the injured area will appear to a viewer.
We offer a special "studio package" for scar photography that includes the session, film, processing, and two sets of 4x6 prints. Extensive scarring over multiple areas of the body, such as in burn cases, will be billed higher, but most will fall into the base rate. We can deliver the photos in two sets of numbered books, or give you one set in a book and one set loose for you to chose those you want to send on for review.
If your case goes to trial, we recommend making a composite exhibit of the "before" and "after" photos. This gives the trial attorney a more focused way of presenting the images to a jury, as opposed to passing around loose prints. With the composite on an easel, the trial attorney can point to each area in each photo as needed, with all the jurors seeing the material at the same time. This assures that they are looking at what YOU want them to look at, and that they know WHAT they need to know about the injuries.