How To Get Your Georgia Police Accident Report Online

Accidents can be very traumatic for all involved. One of the first items that victims will need after a crash is a copy of the accident report. This report can be very useful in a variety of different settings, including filing a personal injury claim. Your accident report can be obtained relatively easily online. The following guide will help walk you through the process of getting your report. The first step is collecting the following information.

  • Your full name
  • Your telephone number
  • The Georgia county or city where the accident occurred
  • The date of the investigation or incident associated with your request
  • The crash report number or incident report number, if known

Getting Your Accident Report Online from BuyCrash (Quickest)

BuyCrash is an online database that allows the public to quickly find and access their crash reports. Reports are typically available 3-5 business days after the wreck.

  • Go To The BuyCrash Website
  • First Select the State where your accident occurred and then the jurisdiction.

BuyCrash Website

  • The jurisdiction can sometimes be challenging to determine, as there may be several police departments in close proximity or a Sheriff or Georgia Department of Public Safety Office may respond to the scene. If you have difficulty determining the jurisdiction, contact BuyCrash Customer Support at 1-866-215-2771 and they can help you locate your report.
  • Insert the required information typically
    • Last Name
    • Date of Incident
    • And one of the following: Report Number, VIN Number, or Driver’s License #

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Once your report is located, you will be prompted to pay for and then download your report.

Getting Your Accident Report From The Georgia Department of Transportation(GDOT)

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is the record holder for accident reports involving incidents on public roadways. You’ll need to follow these steps to get your accident report from the GDOT.

  • Go To The GDOT Website: After you go to the GDOT website, your report will be available by mailing in your request.  The form can be accessed by clicking “Start Request to GDOT”.

GDOT website

  • Fill Out the Information Required: You’ll need to provide numerous details about the crash, including the accident date, location, and names of the involved parties.
  • Pay Fees: You’ll be required to pay $5.00 by money order or cahier’s check.
  • The Report: Once you have mailed your request along with the fee, your report will be mailed to you in no less than 2 weeks.

Getting your police report can be very helpful if you’ve been injured in an accident. You can send a copy of the report to the Atlanta car accident attorneys at Butler Kahn. They can pursue a civil claim on your behalf so that you are fairly compensated for your injuries. We can also get the report on your behalf if you are having any difficulties.

Getting An Accident Report From the Georgia Department of Public Safety

Some accidents within Georgia are investigated by the Georgia Department of Public Safety (GA DPS). If they were the ones that investigated any crash, they would also be the authority that created the corresponding accident report. Here’s how you can get your accident report from the GA DPS.

Georgia Department of Public Safety

 

Georgia Department of Public Safety Open Record

  • Fill Out Required Information: You will need to fill out numerous pieces of information.

Georgia Department of Public Safety Open Fill

  • Payment: You will need to pay the fee to get the report with either a debit card or credit card before submitting your request.
  • Download Your Report: Once your request has been processed, you’ll be able to download your accident report.

Getting An Accident Report by Submitting an Open Records Request to the Responding Police Department

You can also obtain your accident report by requesting a copy at the Open Records Unit located at the police department who responded to your wreck.  Below are some of the most common responding agencies and how to request your report.

Atlanta Police Department

  • By visiting the Records and Reports Office located at 141 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303 M-F 8:30-5:00pm
  • Dekalb County Police Department
  • Gwinnett County Police Department
    • By visiting 770 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. You can call 770-513-5000 to see if it is available.
  • Roswell Police Department

Roswell Police Department

It is important to review the information provided in accident reports. Though rare, it is possible that these reports have inaccurate information. In certain instances, victims are the parties listed at fault. If you have any questions related to your accident report, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced personal injury attorney.

The Information Included In Georgia Accident Reports

 Accident reports represent the first attempt by police to document the aftermath of an accident and make sense of what happened. These reports are not conclusive, but they do provide many useful pieces of information.

  • Date, Time, and Location: The report will include details about when and where any collision took place.
  • Personal Information: The report will include information for all impacted parties. This will typically include names, addresses, and phone numbers.
  • Vehicle Information: The report will include details about the make, model, year, and license plate information of all vehicles involved.
  • Diagrams: The report will typically include diagrams of the accident scene. This may show the position of vehicles before and after the collision.
  • Injuries: The report will give a very preliminary assessment of injuries sustained. The report will not include any diagnosis made by doctors at the hospitals victims are transported to.
  • Traffic Violations: The report will provide information on any citations issued to drivers as a result of the collision.
  • Narrative Description: The report will include a written description of the collision and any potential contributing factors.

Once you have your accident report, you can share it with our legal team. Our attorneys can evaluate the unique facts of your case, including your accident report, and let you know if you have a claim that can be pursued. If you’re having any difficulty getting your accident report, there’s no need to worry. We can help you with that too.

Getting Legal Help After A Georgia Car Accident

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Georgia car accident? You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. The personal injury attorneys at Butler Kahn are here to help you. We’ve consistently achieved some of the highest verdicts and settlements for accident victims across Georgia. Whether you are looking to get an accident report for a specific case or thinking about hiring an attorney, we are here to help. You can reach out to us anytime at 678-940-1444.

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