If you were involved in a traffic accident in Gwinnett County, you might need to request a copy of the report for your insurance company.
Fortunately, requesting a Gwinnett County accident report is straightforward. You have multiple options to obtain your crash report, including online.
If you sustained injuries in the collision, you could have the right to bring a claim for personal injuries and other damages.
Ordering Gwinnett County Police Accident Reports Online
Most accident reports from Gwinnett County are available online through LexisNexisRisk. This service is an online portal that allows involved parties to print their accident report directly from the website.
Using the LexisNexis portal to request an accident report is more expensive than picking up a report in person. For many people, the convenience of being able to request and print the report at home outweighs the added cost.
To order your report on LexisNexisRisk, you need as much information about the crash as possible, including:
- Accident date;
- Responding police department (Duluth, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, etc.); and
- At least one of the following—accident report number, VIN, or the driver’s last name.
If you don’t have all the identifying information, you will be unable to order your report online. The benefits of ordering your police report online include the ability to receive it immediately.
There is no question about the fees since the system will prompt you on what to pay for your specific request.
Another possible option for online ordering is MyAccident.org.
However, this free service only provides redacted copies of the police report, so there won’t be any identifying information. A redacted copy won’t work for pursuing a personal injury claim.
However, if you only need to confirm details of the accident, this free option may work.
Requesting Gwinnett County Crash Reports in Person
If you prefer to order your accident report in person, you can also visit the Gwinnett Police Department.
The address is:
Gwinnett County Police Department
770 Hi Hope Road
Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30044
Reports are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, or 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Be sure you have a valid form of personal identification, such as your Georgia driver’s license, when ordering a police report in person.
Ordering Gwinnett Police Accident Reports by Mail
The third option to obtain your Gwinnett County accident report is to send a request by mail. The address to submit your request differs from the in-person address.
You should send mail requests for accident reports to:
Gwinnett County Police Report
Attn: Records Department
P.O. Box 602
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046
You must submit a cashier’s check with the proper fee amount made out to “Gwinnett County Police.” Include your name and case number.
Contact the police department at 770-513-5000 to verify current fees before obtaining a cashier’s check.
If you don’t have the proper information or correct fees, they will deny your request, and you will need to start over.
Do You Need to Hire an Attorney for an Accident Claim?
Obtaining your Gwinnett County accident report is essential. However, it isn’t all you need to pursue compensation for your injuries.
Some people mistakenly assume that a police report which lists the other driver as being at fault is enough for the insurance company to pay a claim.
Unfortunately, that is not how personal injury claims work. You need to build a strong case that supports your demand for damages.
In Georgia, you can collect partial compensation for your injuries even if you contributed to the accident.
However, you must be less than 50% at fault, and your amount of responsibility will reduce your compensation amount.
For example, if you were 25% at fault for the accident, you could receive up to 75% of your damages. The law would bar you from recovery if you were 50% or more at fault.
The law doesn’t require you to retain a lawyer following a car accident.
However, having a legal advocate on your side could mean the difference between successfully settling your claim or receiving a lowball offer from the other driver’s insurance.
We recommend hiring an attorney to help ensure that you receive the amount of compensation you deserve.
Let the experienced legal team at MG Law answer all your questions if you need assistance following a Georgia car accident.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations, so you have nothing to lose by meeting with us. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment and learn how we can assist you.