How to Read Your Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Report
If you have been in a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do in the weeks and months following your crash. An important part of your personal injury claim is getting the police report after the accident. I hope to make the personal injury process easier for you, starting with your motor vehicle accident report. The report is an important piece of evidence for both you and your attorney to consult as you start to build your legal case.
I am providing a sample Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report document and have added comments for you to use as a guide as you look at your own accident report. The report can contain a lot of important information that may be not be readily apparent at first glance.
If you have questions about the information on your accident report, contact Attorney Wes Pickelsimer. I would be happy to help you review your report free of charge. Call 1-404-610-4429 for a free case consultation. I proudly represent clients in the Atlanta metro area and across the entire State of Georgia.
The yellow section above gives the basic accident info like time, date, and roads.
The green section above denotes the general identifying information of the involved vehicles.
The red section above provides the officer’s views of the contributing factors that lead to the accident. Often the responding officer issues a citation based upon these observations.
The purple section below is generally the section where the officer notes his conversations with the drivers and his observations.
The orange section is typically a diagram that is generated to show how the accident happened.
The blue section is the citations or traffic tickets issued by the police officer.