According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 20,000 people were injured in February 2012 alone in accidents involving large trucks. If you’re the victim of a truck accident, understand how to collect information and evidence after the collision. One of the most important pieces of evidence you can use after a collision is the officer's official police report detailing the events that led to the collision as well as who was at fault.
Requesting an Atlanta Auto Accident Report Online
Georgia joins a small number of states that use BuyCrash.com to house vehicle accident reports that can be purchased online. If the Atlanta Police Department or the Georgia State Patrol came to your accident and filed a report on the incident, you can use this website to find your report by filling our your name and date of the collision or using the report number given to you by the responding officer.
Picking up a Report in Person
If you are unable to purchase the accident report online, you can pick up your Atlanta Police Department report in person at Central Records -- located at the Atlanta Public Safety Annex on Donald Lee Holloway Parkway -- between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Collecting evidence after a large truck accident can be difficult, especially if you sustained serious injuries. A personal injury lawyer at the Atlanta, GA, Law Offices of Shane Smith can help at this critical time. For help collecting evidence and with your accident claim in general, please call us at (888) 927-6955 to set up a consultation.