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The Scholle Law Firm has represented many victims injured in car, truck, suv, motorcycle, commercial truck, bike and pedestrian accidents in Augusta as well as accidents that occur near Augusta in Richmond County Georgia. Please know that our office offers free case evaluations for accident victims across the state of Georgia, including the August area. A part of our case evaluation process is helping a prospective client obtain a copy of their accident or police report as a courtesy for free.
Call For a Free Case Evaluation and Your Accident Report
For help from the Scholle Law in obtaining and reviewing a copy of your accident report for free, please call (770) 717-5100 or contact us online.
The Importance of a Police Report After a Car Accident
Accident reports include the necessary information required for determinations about a car or truck accident. The first person that needs to understand what is reported about their accident is the person or persons directly impacted by the crash. This includes the drivers, passengers, witnesses and pedestrians involved in the wreck or accident.
A crash or accident report provides info about what police or accident investigators determined to be the relevant facts of the motor vehicle accident. This includes the issue of fault, which is very important to everyone involved. A police report communicates what the police think about the accident including, damages to vehicles and injuries suffered by accident victims. A Georgia motor vehicle accident report includes insurance information and the contact information for the parties involved.
Information on a Police Report
A Georgia motor vehicle accident report includes information that is provided in a narrative form as well as various fields that are coded and require some deciphering. The information can be difficult to understand and that is one the many values of speaking to an experienced Georgia car accident attorney after a car or truck accident in Augusta or elsewhere in Georgia.
The information, codes and written statements on a police report used by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Officer are compiled to give a thorough explanation of who or what may have contributed to causing the accident. Causes of accidents can include driver or operator error as well as issues related to poor road or weather conditions. The various codes on the Georgia motor vehicle crash report provide for just about every possible scenario that could result in an accident. That being said, sometimes an accident report’s conclusion can be unclear or even undetermined.
Many common car accidents such as rear-end accidents or “fender benders” may be able to be easily reported, but more serious and complex injury accidents can require investigating and following up with reporting officers for the purpose of clarification. In some cases police reports can even be amended in the case of reporting errors or new information that comes to light after an initial accident report is released. This is not uncommon.
While an insurance company may use an accident report as a primary factor in determining liability in an Augusta car or truck accident case, the insurance company’s position on liability does not have to be the final word. Issues of fault and liability are determined by courts of law. In the case of a big insurance company making an incorrect determination about who is responsible for a car or truck accident (liability), the other party may have a case strong enough to bring to court (which is what we refer to as a lawsuit or litigation). Never assume that the insurance company has the final word. Always speak to a lawyer before assuming they are right.
Find and Buy the Augusta Area Accident Report On Line
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office website provides access to accident and Georgia crash reports via a third party company previously known as BuyCrash but now known as LexisNexis BuyCrash. If someone wants to purchase their Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Report they can search for it online at https://buycrash.lexisnexisrisk.com/search
To find your report you will need to enter the state (Georgia) and jurisdiction (Richmond Co Sherriff’s Office) into the corresponding fields. The site may also require you to enter in your report number, VIN or Driver’s License Number. The cost of purchasing an accident report from this service is $11.00 at the time of this posting.
Police reports are available in person for pickup at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. They can be picked up during their normal business hours. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is located at 400 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901. Their phone number is 706-821-1000. The cost for the report at their office is 10 cents per page. The reports are generally available three to five days after the accident. To prevent wasting a trip ,it is a best practice to reach out to them by phone to confirm your report’s availability before going down there.
Free Accident Report & Case Evaluation
Scholle Law has been representing people in August and Richmond County for over two decades. We have significant experience with handling cases from Augusta relating to accidents on or near Interstate 20 as well as many other surface streets and state roads in and around Augusta and Richmond County. We help people that are hurt by other negligent drivers!
If you have been in a commercial vehicle accident, tractor trailer accident, car accident, truck accident, suv accident, motorcycle accident, bike accident or pedestrian accident in Augusta, call us. We will help you get your report and talk to you about case for free. Our experienced team of legal professionals review accidents reports every day and they can help you locate and understand yours for free with no obligation.
Besides the initial hurdle and concern of an injury, a car accident causes immediate concerns relating to who will pay for vehicle damages, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Before you can deal with any of those issues you need to see and understand your accident report. Even if you have your report and think you understand it, let us give it a second look for additional information and issues that you may not even realize can impact your case.
Contact us online to request a free police report or accident report and a case evaluation. If you would prefer to talk to us now our phone number is (770) 717-5100 and we answer our phones 24/7 including nights and weekends. We are here to help you and this is what we do every day for victims of Georgia car and truck accidents. We look forward to talking to you to see how we can help!