January 5, 2021
Pitts Carr and Alex Weatherby
Alpharetta Police Accident Reports
After an accident in Alpharetta, obtaining a copy of the accident report may be useful for many reasons. You may have forgotten some essential details regarding the accident. Additionally, if you’ve determined you need to file a lawsuit, your personal injury attorney may use your Alpharetta police reports to obtain potentially valuable information about your accident.
How to Obtain Alpharetta Police Reports
After an accident, there are several ways to obtain a copy of your Alpharetta police report. Alternatively, you may ask your attorney to obtain a copy of your accident report on your behalf.
Contact the Alpharetta Police Department
You may contact the Alpharetta Police Department online and request a copy of your accident report on the open records request page. You must provide the following information:
- The type of request and documents requested,
- The case number,
- The accident location,
- Your name,
- The date of the accident,
- The reporting officer, and
- Your contact information.
Once you complete this information, you then provide a copy of your driver license or identifying information. The police department notifies you when your Alpharetta police report is ready.
Most police reports are available approximately a week after your accident. The time delay permits the Alpharetta Police Department time to upload the report into their administrative records.
You may also obtain a copy of your Alpharetta police report by visiting the Buy Crash website. You begin by choosing the state of Georgia, where your accident occurred. The site will then ask you to identify whether you were involved with the accident or closely connected to the accident in some other way. Payment is required to obtain a copy of the police report. You may wish to contact the Alpharetta Police Department to obtain the accident report number and conduct a search in that manner.
Georgia Department of Transportation
The state of Georgia also permits retrieval of an Alpharetta police report through the Georgia Department of Transportation. Georgia refers to these requests as Open Records Requests. In these requests, you must provide your name, address, telephone number, persons involved, and the type of report requested. Additionally, include information about the accident that occurred in Alpharetta, the accident date, and the report number if known.
Why Is my Alpharetta Police Report Important?
An Alpharetta accident report gives insurance adjusters, lawyers, and judges the police officer’s account of the accident. As police are typically unbiased parties, they can report the facts they observe about the accident. Additionally, a police report may provide the police officer’s opinion of fault in the accident.
Your attorney must obtain a copy of your Alpharetta police reports to have a potentially strong case on your behalf in the event of a lawsuit.
The attorneys at Carr & Weatherby assist clients with high-quality and compassionate representation. We work tirelessly to improve the lives of our clients and help them on a path forward. Our attorneys possess the diverse experience to provide all clients with credible and insightful legal counsel as we guide you through the litigation process. If you need assistance obtaining your Alpharetta police reports, contact our office to discuss the facts of your case today.