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What to do if you are in an Auto Accident in Georgia ~ part three

If you are in an Auto Accident in Canton, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia or anywhere in the Entire State of Georgia, then it is very important that you know the proper steps and procedures to follow. Auto Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone so it is beneficial to be prepared if you are involved in an Auto Accident in Georgia. The following is an example of Accident Information that you should obtain at the time of the accident:

Obtain the other driver’s name, address, license plate number, make, model, and type of vehicle, driver’s license number, record whether or not it appears that the other driver has been drinking or is under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, and any verbal statements that are made by the other driver.

Obtain the names, addresses and any other contact information such as phone numbers of the passengers in the other vehicle.

Obtain the names, addresses, any contact information such as phone numbers of any witnesses at the scene of the accident.

Note and record any special conditions immediately following the accident such as the position of your vehicle, the position of the other vehicle or vehicles, the location of tire marks, skid marks, broken glass, dirt, blood, etc., at the scene of the accident and on the side of the road.

Note and record the location of the points of impact.

Note and record the road conditions, the traffic conditions, the weather conditions, and any stop signs, or traffic lights.

Note and record the name, address and contact information of the wrecker service that removes any vehicles.

Note and record any other conditions that you think might have an impact on the recollection of the accident.

Take as many photos and movies as possible from every angle.

It is also helpful to note the following information:

1.) The date and time of the accident;

2.) The Location of the accident;

3.) The type of road (highway, residential area, freeway, interstate, etc.);

4.) The type of road (gravel, asphalt, etc.);

5.) The speed of your vehicle and speed of any other vehicles;

6.) The speed limit;

7.) The direction of all vehicles, whether or not your vehicle or other vehicles were turning and if so in what direction, whether the other driver or drivers properly signaled such turns;

8.) Whether you or the other driver or drivers had lights on and whether the accident occurred at night, during the day, and whether it was light or dark outside, or overcast;

9.) The name and contact information of the police officer or officers at the scene of the accident and the accident report number(s) and where to obtain a copy of the accident report; and

10.) Note and record any and all other pertinent and important facts and information at the accident.

Keep this information in your glove compartment in your vehicle so that you are prepared to obtain the Accident Information set forth herein after an Auto Accident and follow the important steps outlined in blog posts one and two titled: What to do if you are in an Auto Accident in Canton, Georgia ~ part one and part two.

Immediately seek the advice of an experienced Auto Accident Attorney immediately following an Auto Accident so that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates are experts at representing people involved in an automobile accident so contact us immediately by any of the following means as we are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The best way to reach us after an Auto Accident is by phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664. You may also reach us by email at, or Contact Us on our website.