Always Obtain a Crash Report Following a Georgia Car Accident


November 09, 2017

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

Evidence is always crucial when investigating car accidents.  In Georgia, certain individuals are able to obtain crash reports, which 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 that they even need one.  When injuries are involved, crash reports and other evidence obtained by police is absolutely crucial when determining if someone else was at fault for causing the accident that resulted in personal injuries.

Anyone whose name appears on an accident report as being involved can generally obtain a report either by him or herself or through an agent or representative, such as an attorney.  The attorney can request the report, which is extremely 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 accent to ensure the information is accurate and still fresh in the injured person's mind.  Unless a person is involved in an accident, he or she may have no idea how to obtain an accident report, and this is not common knowledge for most.  As such, working with a Georgia Car Accident Attorney to obtain an accident report is the best way to ensure an injured person is obtaining all necessary documentation for an attorney to evaluate a potential personal injury case.  On a daily basis, our attorneys at Montlick & Associates systematically obtain our clients' crash reports when they become available.

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 that 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 what happened.

Regardless of whether a person sustained serious injuries, having a copy of the accident report on file will help in the event a person decides to bring a lawsuit later on, or if a loved one of a deceased victim wishes to do so.  Because obtaining an accident report can be confusing, it can be a good idea to consult with one of our Georgia Car Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

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.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

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Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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Category: Auto Accidents

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