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    How to Read a Georgia Car Accident Report

    Posted on - Tuesday, June 15, 2021 under Car Accident

    If you have been in a Georgia car crash, the investigating police department will write up an official Georgia Motor Vehicle Collision Report. While they sometimes get it wrong, most accident reports are accurate. If you are involved in a crash (no matter how minor), you should call the police to make a formal crash report. 

    Collision reports contain a lot of information. A skilled Carrollton car crash lawyer can help you interpret what is on them. If you need help reading a Georgia car accident report, here are  some of the things to look for.

    1. A determination of who the investigating police officer found at fault. Sometimes they do not make such a determination.
    2. The other driver’s insurance company and policy number.
    3. Was a DUI test given to the other driver?
    4. Whether the other driver received a traffic ticket or warning.
    5. A written paragraph by the investigating police officer about how they think the car crash happened. Unless the police officer actually saw the car wreck with his or her own two eyes, they cannot testify in court, under oath, as to the cause of the crash.
    6. A diagram of how the investigating police officer thinks the car crash happened. These are sometime not accurate.
    7. Names and contact information of any eyewitnesses to the crash.
    8. Whether anyone was injured in the crash.

    If you have been in an auto wreck, our skilled attorneys are here to help. Our team could read the Georgia car accident report and determine what steps you should take next. To get help obtaining compensation after your car wreck, call today.