Georgia Auto Accidents: Dealing with Erroneous Crash Report


January 17, 2011

If you drive the roadways of Atlanta or anywhere throughout Georgia, you face a real possibility of being involved in a motor vehicle accident at some point in time. In a typical year, there are over 340,000 traffic accidents in Georgia. These accidents result in 1,700 fatalities and over 133,000 injuries.

If you are involved in a car accident, one of the most important things you need to do is summon the police to the scene of the accident. The police will conduct an investigation which should include studying the scene and interviewing witnesses. The police accident report report will typically provide a narrative of the accident and conclusions regarding who was at fault. The police report may prove to be important to your case later and may influence the officer's future memory and testimony in court. In addition, an insurance company will often rely on the information in a police report to decide whether or not to pay a particular claim.

However, the scene of an auto collision is often a hectic, fluid environment with police officers torn in multiple directions. As a result, Auto Crash Reports can end up containing mistakes, errors and omissions. It is important that you take steps to make sure there is a solid paper trail reflecting any errors. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we 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. A Crash Police 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.

As your lawyer, Montlick and Associates will always request a copy of the Police Accident Report that is prepared following your traffic collision. If you or we discover errors in the report, it is important that we 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. In addition, your lawyer may assist you in filing a supplemental police report reflecting your version of the crash and events leading up to the accident.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys fight hard every day to help people are are involved in auto accidents obtain the compensation they deserve. Serious auto accidents can result in catastrophic injuries and mind-numbing medical and rehabilitative expenses. If the Crash Report in your auto accident case is inaccurate, we can make sure that there is a clear paper trail that indicates your disagreement with an erroneous Crash Report. We also have the experience to take proper steps to help ensure that the error does not adversely impact your auto accident claim.

Call Montlick & Associates today to see how we can help. Our Georgia auto accident lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, 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 were you are located, we are just a phone call away and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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