Why Is It Important to File a Police Report After an Atlanta Car Crash

When police come to the scene of an Atlanta traffic accident, an officer will write an official police report about the accident.  You can ask the officer how to get a copy of the official police report once it is filed.
Police reports contain the following information: 
• The officer’s observations at the scene
• The officer’s opinion about what caused the accident
• Any citations issued
Insurance companies may use this information to determine liability.  Many insurance companies will require a police report before they offer a settlement.
If a police officer did not come to the scene of your Georgia car crash, you can still obtain a police report.  It is up to you (and any other driver involved) to report the accident to the police at the police station closest to the Georgia accident scene.  After you file the report, you will be able to request a copy.
You can learn more in the library article, “Critical Information about what to do at the scene of your car accident, so that you don't cost yourself thousands when it is time to settle your car accident claim.”   
For more tips about what to do after a Georgia traffic accident, download Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith’s free book, “10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case.”
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