What is the value of a police collision report after a crash in Oconee County?

Submitted by Ingrid on Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:23

The first thing the Weinstein accident attorneys do, when they begin helping an injured client in Oconee County, is to get a copy of the traffic collision report for the collision. What is the value of this information?

The police crash report gives information about drivers and their insurance

One of the tasks of the police officer responding to a crash scene is to obtain accurate information from all drivers involved. Names, addresses, vehicle licenses, and insurance company and policy information are all crucial data needed to launch a successful personal injury claim.

Only certain parties are allowed to access traffic crash reports. Review state law regarding this issue at the Georgia Department of Public Safety site.

Where do the Weinstein injury lawyers access traffic crash reports in Oconee County?

When a crash occurs, its location and severity determine which law enforcement agency responds.

If the Georgia State Patrol investigated the crash, we will complete an Accident Report Release form to begin the process of getting a copy. As Oconee County injury attorneys, we meet the requirements to access Georgia traffic crash reports.

For a crash investigated by any agency other than the Georgia State Patrol, we must contact the Georgia DOT Crash Reporting Unit.

Where do many crashes occur in Oconee County?

Throughout our years of experience, the Weinstein attorneys have found that many of the most serious collisions occur on the county's freeways and highways including US Route 78 and US Route 29. Higher speeds and higher volume of traffic mean higher chances of being involved in a serious injury crash.

If you need assistance after a Oconee County collision, the Weinstein Firm is here to help

Contact us today if you have questions, are not sure of what next steps to take, or are overwhelmed after being injured in a crash. We can give you honest information about what to do next.