Obtaining a report online, in person or with help from us.
The Scholle Law Firm has represented many victims injured by car, truck, motorcycle, tractor trailer, bicycle and pedestrian accidents in Duluth Georgia. 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.
Accident reports contain important information you will need to review and understand soon after your motor vehicle accident. A crash or police report provides insight into what law enforcement or police think happened. It reports what each driver communicated to the police, lists damages to vehicles and injuries suffered by the drivers, as well as passengers or pedestrians when applicable. The accident report contains vital insurance information and information for relevant parties including witnesses listed on the police report.
Police Report Codes Determining Accident Causes
The codes and narrative statements on the accident report used by the Duluth Police Department are there to essentially determine which party is at fault for the accident. If you are trying to understand the report and how the issue of fault is listed and reported, you will want to look for the field on the report entitled Operator Contributing Factors. There are also fields that list contributing factors associated with road conditions, vehicle condition and weather related issues as well. In some cases it can be difficult to ascertain what exactly is being reported.
Please note that while a police report does generally include information relevant to what could be referred to as liability, fault or cause, accident reports are not the final word on liability for a car or motor vehicle accident in Georgia. Ultimately, the issue of fault or liability for a car accident in Georgia can be left for a court of law to determine (if necessary). If you read your report and have a question about fault or liability, consider speaking to an experienced attorney about liability and how an insurance company is likely to interpret fault.
Request the Report Via E-Mail
The Duluth Police Department allows police reports to be requested online via email. If someone needs a Duluth Police Department accident report, they can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, the person requesting the report should provide their name and the accident report number associated with their car accident.
The Duluth Police Department website with information on obtaining a police report is located here:
Police reports are available at the Duluth Police Department Records Department. They can be picked up in person Monday – Friday during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Duluth Police Department is located at 3167 Main Street, Duluth, Georgia 30096. Their phone number is 770-476-3434
The Duluth Police Department indicates that police and accident reports are generally available 5 – 7 business days after the car accident occurred. It may be a good idea to give them a call to confirm the report is available before going there to pickup the police report.
There can be a cost associated with getting the police report if you are obtaining a report that you are not listed on. Accident reports for people listed on the accident report are free. Reports for others are $5.00 per copy.
Free Accident Report & Case Evaluation
Scholle Law has been representing people in Duluth, Georgia for over two decades. We have a lot of experience with handling cases from Duluth as well as many other cities and towns across the state of Georgia. If you have been in a motor vehicle accident in Duluth and the accident was not your fault, we are happy to help you obtain your car accident report for free.
Our experienced personal injury and car accident lawyers can help you find your report and we can help you decipher it. Knowing what the report says is one of the ways we determine how we can best assist a prospective client with their car accident injury case. Also, police reports can be difficult to understand and we are well versed with explaining reports to clients.
Our lawyers can help you understand your report and the issues associated with your accident and injury case. If you already have your report or you are looking for it, either way we are happy to help. Call Scholle Law if you have been hurt in a car, truck, 18-wheeler, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident in Duluth or elsewhere in Georgia.
Call or contact us online for a free accident report and case evaluation. Our phone number is (770) 717-5100 and we answer our phones 24/7 including nights and weekends. We look forward to talking to you to see how we can help!