How Do I Get a Crash Report in Atlanta?
The traffic in metro Atlanta is legendary. At any given time there are tens of thousands of vehicles on the roads and highways of metro Atlanta. No matter how safe of a driver you think you are, you can’t always avoid getting into a car crash.
With that many vehicles on the road, there are hundreds of car and truck accidents every day. You can be a very defensive driver and still get hit by another negligent driver who is driving recklessly. If you are in a crash, you may want to get a copy of the police report on the accident.
The Atlanta car and truck accident lawyers at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. focus their practice on people seriously injured in accidents. We have been helping clients for decades receive the full and fair compensation that they deserve. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn how our firm stands out from the rest.
Why Do You Need the Police Accident Report?
After a crash where law enforcement is called to the scene, there should always be a police report generated by the investigating police officer. There are many reasons why someone might need a copy of the crash report. Generally, at the scene of a car crash, police officers who are investigating the incident will attempt to figure out what happened. They will even draw a diagram of the crash site. They usually interview witnesses and get witness contact information. They will take statements from the individuals involved. They might even take photographs and take measurements of skid marks and other aspects of the crash scene. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to get a copy of the crash report:
- To see what the other driver told the investigating officer to potentially be used later in litigation;
- To learn whether the investigating police officer determined that one of the drivers should be issued a citation for violation of traffic laws;
- To determine who was ultimately at fault and caused the crash;
- To obtain the contact information of any witnesses;
- To determine which ambulance service came to the scene to obtain their records;
- To obtain pictures or other media generated by the police officer;
- To obtain the name and contact information of the investigating officer to subpoena them to testify at trial; and
- To get a copy of the report for your insurance company.
A crash report is an important starting point for your attorney’s investigation of the crash.
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If you are an at-fault party, or were not injured in the accident, you can obtain a copy of an Atlanta crash report through the Atlanta Police Department’s Central Records Unit. This is the main unit responsible for all reports by Atlanta police officers. Reports can be picked up from Central Records Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 3:30 PM. You may also purchase accident reports online at www.buycrash.com. Central Records is located at:
Atlanta Public Safety Annex
3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW
Atlanta, Ga. 30331
The buycrash.com website is run by LexisNexis. You can search for your report first to make sure it exists. Once it is found, you can purchase the report. This service will include all police crash reports that exist within the state of Georgia, including Atlanta.
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