Why it is Important to Obtain Crash Reports Following a Georgia Car Accident


November 04, 2017

Why You Should Obtain A Crash Report After You Have Been In a Georgia Car Accident

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, and they should be obtained as soon as possible after an accident.  Many people involved in a car accident are not aware of how to get a crash report, or even that they need one.  When a car accident involves personal injury, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police can be crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident.

Anyone whose name appears on an accident report as being involved can obtain a report either by him or herself or through an agent or representative, such as an attorney.  The attorney can request a copy of the report, which can be helpful in situations where an injured person is physically unable to obtain the crash report on his or her own.  It is important to obtain this report as soon as possible following an accident to ensure the information is accurate and still fresh in the injured person's mind.  

Why is it So Important to Obtain an Accident Report?

Many people believe that if they did not suffer symptoms of an injury right away after an accident, then they survived the accident unscathed. However, many people begin to experience symptoms of an injury days, weeks, or even months after an accident.  Therefore, if a person waits months to obtain an accident report, a significant time has passed where the injured individual may not recall all details of the accident.

Regardless of whether a person sustained serious injuries, having a copy of the accident report on file can help in the event a person decides to bring a claim against later on, or if a loved one of a deceased victim wishes to bring a lawsuit.  Because obtaining an accident report can be confusing, it is a good idea to consult with a Georgia Car Accident and Personal Injury Attorney to learn about your rights and options under Georgia law.

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If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, 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. 

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Category: Auto Accidents

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