At Ashby Thelen Lowry, our Georgia car crash attorneys know that a lot of details can get away from injury victims after a vehicle collision. Crashes happen so fast, it is often hard to determine who was at fault, how injured you may be, and what, exactly, you should do next.
The first step you should take after a crash occurs, if another motorist or witness has not beaten you to it, is to call the police. This allows law enforcement to respond to the scene and outline — from a professional perspective — how the crash occurred using an official report.
A police report is a written document that will include each detail about the incident. The report generally contains details of vehicles and property involved, witness statements, and their overall assessment of how the crash occurred, based on the evidence at the scene.
The officially filed police report will go a long way when it is time to pursue the liable party for your damages.
When our Georgia vehicle collision attorneys partner with our clients and begin investigating their crashes, we will personally obtain a copy of the police report and other important documents on your behalf.
Should you prefer to obtain a copy yourself, you have two options.
How to Obtain a Georgia Crash Report
To obtain a copy of a crash report in Georgia, logon to the Georgia Department of Transportation, where you will be presented with two options for obtaining the document.
Complete an Individual Accident Report Request form and return it by mail along with payment to:
Georgia Dept. of Transportation
935 United Ave. SE, Bldg. 24
Atlanta, GA, 30316
Reports cost $5 each, and an additional $2 charge for a certified report, if requested. You must submit payment with the request using a cashier’s check or money order (no cash or personal checks).
The report will be mailed to the address provided on the request form and will take at least two weeks to complete.
Georgia police crash reports are also available through BuyCrash and can be directly accessed online for a fee of $13.
If you are unsure which jurisdiction or county your crash occurred in, you have the option to choose all Georgia agencies to obtain the best results.
To obtain your Georgia crash report online, you must provide your:
- Last Name
- Date of the Incident
At Least One of the Following:
- Crash Report Number
- Driver’s License Number
Contact the Experienced Georgia Vehicle Collisions Attorneys at Ashby Thelen Lowry
We understand that suffering injuries because of another person’s negligence is nothing short of life changing. We want to help you turn the page, and move forward with confidence, starting today. We will take the lead in your case by investigating the crash, preserving all the crucial evidence, and obtaining all the important documentation to help build your case for success.
Contact our skilled Georgia car crash lawyers and support team today at (404) 777-7771 to schedule a free consultation, so we can tell your story and ensure your voice is heard by pursuing the best outcome for your unique case.