Reading Your Georgia Car Accident Report

This document can serve as crucial evidence for your claim

If you were involved in a car accident, one of the first things you should do is call the police. Officers from the George State Patrol or a local law enforcement agency will respond, secure the scene, and get help for the injured. They will also conduct an initial investigation of the crash and complete an accident report.

This report, called the “Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report,” will contain valuable information about the crash that could be very useful when seeking financial compensation. The experienced car accident attorneys at Fried Goldberg LLC can help you get a copy of this report and review it with you.

Injuries from a car accident can have a significant impact on your life – physically, emotionally, and financially. It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible to protect your rights. An experienced attorney can review the details of your accident, discuss your options for compensation, and answer your questions.

If you’ve been hurt in a crash, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers.

How to read your accident report

Georgia Accident Report with Instructions page 1

Page One

At the top of the page, you’ll find the date, time, and location of the accident. The investigating officer will record the number of injuries and fatalities in the crash. The officer will note the time police arrived on the scene.

This section will include information about the vehicles involved in the crash. This includes information about the drivers and vehicle owners. The officer will also record the make and model of the vehicles, as well as VIN and plate number.

The officer will record information about drug or alcohol tests, if they were given. There will also be information about the driver’s condition and maneuvers made by each vehicle.

This section notes whether anyone involved in the crash was taken to a hospital. The officer will also record information about any witnesses.

If the accident involved a commercial vehicle, the officer will record information about the driver, the carrier, and the vehicle configuration.

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Page Two

The officer will include written notes about the accident in the “remarks” section. This may contain information not noted in other parts of the report.

There will be a diagram which notes each vehicle’s direction of travel prior to the accident, as well any traffic signals or signs.

This section will note any citations given in connection with the accident.

The officer will record any other property damage that occurred as a result of the crash.

This section will note any other occupants of the vehicles, along with injuries and safety equipment use.

Click here to download a printable PDF of the accident report with instructions.

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