A car accident report is an important document to help illustrate the circumstances of a collision.
Not only are accident reports helpful, Georgia requires anyone involved in an accident where injury or property damage occurs to make a report of the accident within ten days. The failure to report an accident is subject to a $25 fine.
If someone else caused your accident and subsequent injuries, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them to recover your losses.
The accident report will give your attorney an idea of the circumstances surrounding the car accident, the names of involved parties, and information to contact their insurance representatives.
The Fulton County police officers who respond to the scene and document your accident may include their opinions on who is at fault in the collision. Your attorney can use this as evidence in your personal injury claim to help you recover.
Our team at MG Law is familiar with the Fulton County court process and regularly requests accident reports on behalf of our clients.
How to Obtain Fulton County Accident Reports
Fulton County is the most populous county in Georgia and home to the state capital of Atlanta. With the large population, Fulton County sees its fair share of accidents.
In fact, Fulton County authorities reported more than 36,000 crashes in the first eight months of 2022 and more than 65,000 crashes in 2021. We compiled some ways to retrieve your crash report in Fulton County should you find yourself involved in one of them.
Fulton County Police Department provides a form you can print and fill out to obtain a copy of your accident report. You can turn in the form at Fulton County Police Headquarters at the following address:
Fulton County Police Headquarters
4701 Fulton Industrial Boulevard SW
Atlanta, GA, 30336
You can also turn in the form at the Records and Reports Office at the following address:
Records and Reports Office
141 Pryor Street SW
Atlanta, GA, 30303
You need the information below to complete the accident report request form:
- Date of accident,
- Time of accident,
- Location of the accident,
- Involved vehicles,
- Involved parties,
- Insurance coverage information,
- Description of damage,
- Description of injuries,
- Investigating officer,
- Summary of the accident,
- Names and addresses of any witnesses, and
- Contact phone number.
You can attach a plain sheet of paper to include any information that does not fit on the request form.
You can purchase your Fulton County police accident report online at buycrash.com. Once you navigate to the homepage, select Georgia as your state and Fulton County Police Department as your agency.
Then, you need to provide the following information:
- Your last name,
- Date of the accident,
- Report number,
- Vehicle identification number, and
- Driver’s license number.
All Georgia accident reports on buycrash.com cost $13.
What Information Is in a Fulton County Accident Report?
An accident report outlines the basic information about a car accident.
Accident reports include information such as:
- The time and date of the accident;
- The location of the accident;
- Road and weather conditions at the time of the accident;
- Insurance information for the drivers;
- Names and contact information of parties involved in the accident;
- A diagram illustrating the accident;
- Injuries or fatalities suffered in the accident; and
- The officer’s opinion of the cause of the accident.
If law enforcement officers think a crime or traffic violation was committed during the crash, they will likely include that information on the collision report as well.
For example, if one driver is suspected of driving under the influence, the accident report will indicate this suspicion. If you or a loved one are in a car accident in Fulton County, contact law enforcement right away to respond to the scene and create a report.
Once you leave the accident scene, it is impossible to recreate the same conditions that existed during your crash. That is why it is crucial for officers to respond to the scene and document those conditions before they deteriorate.
Where Can I Request Fulton County Accident Reports? Contact MG Law Today to Find Out
An accident report is just one piece of evidence that offers vital information about your personal injury case.
You can obtain a copy of an accident report on your own, or you can hire a lawyer at MG Law, and we can request a copy for you.
The founder of MG Law, Michael Geoffroy, has obtained countless accident reports on behalf of his clients.
Michael has received recognition as one of the Top 40 Under 40, a Rising Star, and holds a 10.0 rating on Avvo. Contact MG Law online or call (770) 988-5252 today to schedule a free initial consultation today.