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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses important steps to take at the scene of an accident, and what to do if you find errors or omissions in the Auto Accident Report that is prepared by the police officer. These mistakes can adversely affect your auto accident insurance claim! To learn more, please watch our ABC News weekly video. You can also click on the button below to download a copy of our Georgia Auto Accident Checklist to print out and keep in your glove compartment.
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Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers, Montlick & Associates, Discuss the Best Way to Handle Errors in Police Auto Accident Reports
With over 340,000 traffic accidents in Georgia each year, even the most experienced drivers are statistically at risk of being involved in a car crash. That's why it's important to know what to do at the scene of an accident, and why the Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers, at Montlick & Associates, created this Accident Checklist to print out and keep in your glove compartment. The checklist includes important steps to take at the scene of an accident, including getting immediate medical help for any injured person, and summoning the police to the scene of the accident. Watch the video above to learn why it is also important to take pictures and make your own written notes about the accident, if you are able to do so. Having your own photos and written notes can be especially helpful should the Police Crash Report contain mistakes or omissions.
A Police Crash Report or Auto Accident Report contains important information regarding location, date, time and identification of the persons and vehicles involved, as well as other information regarding who was at fault. If you discover errors in the report, it is important to contact the police officer and alert the officer of the error as soon it is discovered. It is also important to make the police officer's supervisor aware of the mistake in the Crash Report. Generally, the report itself may not be able to be changed but this will create a clear record of your belief that the report was inaccurate. At Montlick and Associates, our Georgia auto accident lawyers have been representing those seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents in the greater Atlanta area and throughout the state of Georgia for over 25 years. As part of our goal to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia, we will work hard to protect your rights and will always request a copy of the Police Auto Accident Report that is prepared following your traffic collision. If the Crash Report in your auto accident case is inaccurate, our lawyers can assist you in filing a supplemental police report reflecting your version of the crash and events leading up to the accident. We also have the experience to take proper steps to help ensure that the error does not adversely impact your auto accident claim.
Our Georgia auto accident lawyers are available to assist clients throughout the entire state, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at www.montlick.com. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.
Knowing what to do if there are errors in the Police Auto Accident Report is important. Our lawyers can help you file a supplemental report reflecting your version of the accident.