You can get your crash report online by accessing the Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) website. Here you can purchase your report through their Buycrash system, or you can submit an individual crash report request form to receive your report through mail or e-mail.
Getting Your Police Report Via Buycrash
The State of Georgia allows you to purchase your police report online through the Buycrash system. To find your report, simply go to the website and input information about your accident, such as your name and the location of the crash.
Buycrash offers customer support if you would like assistance navigating the website or purchasing your report.
For a free legal consultation, call 404-214-2001
You Have the Option to Obtain Your Report Through GDOT
The report costs $5 at a base level, but you can also pay $7 to receive a certified copy. You cannot pay with cash or a personal check; use a cashier’s check or a money order instead.
Why You Should Get Your Police Report After a Car Accident
If you or someone you love has been in a car accident, you should always report what happened to the police. Then, they will arrive on the scene to help you and to create a crash report. This report will record the details of the accident and can later be used as evidence in your pursuit of compensation.
Proving Your Accident and Injuries
The report helps prove that the accident resulted in your damages.
In addition to the police report, other evidence, such as medical records, video footage, photographs, and witness statements, can be used to link the accident to your injuries and other consequential losses.
Additionally, a police report can be helpful in proving negligence, which is usually the reason why an accident occurs. You can use this documentation and other evidence to illustrate how negligence applies to your case. This task comes with using the following four elements:
- Duty of care: The other party was obligated to drive safely on the road.
- Breach of duty: They failed to fulfill this obligation.
- Causation: They caused the accident and your injuries.
- Damages: You have incurred financial and non-financial losses.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), these forms of negligent, risky driving are among the most common causes of negligence:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
Your attorney can use the police report as evidence to prove if any of these factors contributed to your car accident.
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What Our Georgia Firm Can Do for You
If you or someone you love was injured in a car accident because of another driver’s negligence, then you may be entitled to damages to compensate you for your economic and non-economic losses.
Economic Damages in Car Accident Cases
Economic damages are meant to compensate you for the financial impact of your accident and injuries, including your past and anticipated losses.
For example, you can recover economic damages for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and out-of-pocket expenses, but you can also claim any future medical bills or future loss of earning capacity.
If you lost your loved one in a car accident, you can recover economic damages for their burial costs and medical bills, as well as your loss of financial support.
Non-Economic Damages in Car Accident Cases
You can recover non-economic damages as well, which is compensation for losses that do not come with a price tag attached. These damages might include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of quality of life
If you lost your loved one after a car accident, you can also request compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering, in addition to your loss of consortium, companionship, and affection.
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Whether You Can Afford to Hire a Lawyer from Our Firm
Whether or not you have the funds to hire us should not be of concern to you. Our car accident lawyers work on a contingency fee arrangement. In other words, we charge no starter, retainer, or upfront fees for our services. Rather, we take our payment from your final compensatory award.
Working with us comes with no risk.
Reach Out to Kaine Law Today
At Kaine Law, we will work to protect your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. Let our team investigate your accident and build your case. We will not settle for less than we believe you need.
To receive your free case evaluation and to discuss how to get your police report after you have been in a car accident in Atlanta, call Kaine Law. We can discuss your options for pursuing compensation for your injuries.