After a car accident, an accident report can offer valuable information if you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit.
The accident report will give your attorney a clearer picture of what happened in your accident, provide them with contact information for the other party and the other party’s insurance, and provide information as to the weather and roadway conditions at the time of the accident.
Additionally, law enforcement officers who create the accident report may include their opinions about what caused the accident and which party is responsible. All of this information is critical to a personal injury claim.
There are multiple different ways to retrieve a Cobb County crash report: online, in-person, or by mail. Alternatively, a member of our MG Law team can obtain the crash report for you. We know our way around Cobb County courtrooms and can request a copy of your police report so you can focus on recovering from any injuries you suffered in the accident.
What Is a Cobb County Accident Report?
An accident report is an official document that details the circumstances of a car accident.
Accident reports include information such as:
- The time and date of the accident;
- A diagram depicting how the accident occurred;
- The location of the accident;
- Road and weather conditions;
- Names and contact information of parties involved in the accident;
- Injuries suffered in the accident;
- Whether the parties involved were wearing seatbelts;
- Insurance information for the drivers; and
- The officer’s opinion of the cause of the accident.
When you are involved in an accident, you should contact authorities as soon as possible to respond to the scene and complete a report. If law enforcement does not respond, try to document as much information as you can about the collision.
How to Obtain Cobb County Accident Reports
Cobb County Police Department has jurisdiction over car accidents that happen within the boundaries of the county. Cobb County offers three methods of obtaining an accident report.
Cobb County Police Department offers an online portal called, Cobb PD Police to Citizen, where authorized parties can access a copy of their accident report.
The online form asks for the following information:
- First and last name,
- Driver’s license number,
- Driver’s license state,
- Date of the accident,
- Date you filed the accident report,
- Name of the city where the accident occurred,
- Accident number, and
- Insurance policy number, if applicable.
Only authorized parties may request Cobb County police accident reports online. The authorized parties include the people involved in the accident, their lawyers, and their insurance representatives.
In-Person or Mail
Cobb County Police Department provides a form you can print out and complete to obtain a copy of your accident report. You can turn in or mail the form to Cobb County Police Headquarters at the following address:
Cobb County Police Headquarters
545 S. Fairground St.
Involved parties can also go to any police precinct to get a copy of the accident report.
An involved party needs to provide the following information to obtain their report:
- Name on report,
- Case number,
- Date of accident,
- Location of accident,
- Contact phone number.
Uninterested parties must also provide information about why they need the accident report and certify that they will not give the report to any other person. An accident report costs $5.00 to purchase, and you will need a valid picture ID to obtain the accident report.
Why Would I Need a Cobb County Accident Report?
A Cobb County accident report may come in handy in the following scenarios:
- If you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit against the opposing party;
- If you plan to file an insurance claim for a car accident; and
- To show that you were not responsible for the crash.
The crash report provides concrete information about the collision that is not available anywhere else.
Need a Crash Report? Cobb County Personal Injury Lawyers at MG Law are Here to Help
Retrieving a copy of your Cobb County accident report is just one step in the process of seeking compensation through a personal injury claim. With a member of our team representing you, you can focus on more important issues while we obtain the report for you. Our lawyers strive to provide each of our clients with high-quality legal service and sound legal advice.
Our founding attorney, Michael Geoffroy, has extensive experience handling car accident cases. Michael has been named Top 40 Under 40, a Rising Star, and holds a 10.0 rating on Avvo. If you or a loved one need a copy of a Cobb County accident report, a member of our team can help.