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Georgia Accident Legal Guide: What can I do at the crash scene if I am in an auto accident?

Published February 12, 2018 by Bruce Millar

If possible, you or a passenger can collect information right at the accident scene that will be helpful to your Atlanta, Georgia car and truck accident lawyers at a later time.

For instance, you should collect the other driver’s name, address and phone number as well as the driver’s license plate number, insurance company name and policy number.

We recommend that you also obtain the contact information and addresses and full names of any witnesses who saw the crash or stopped to help.

Take pictures.  Preserve the scene by using your cell phone’s camera or video features and, photograph the damage to all cars and  take photos of the entire roadway or intersection, the accident scene, debris on the road, skids, and injuries to you and others.  Take photographs or video of all sides of the involved cars and trucks, and take pictures of the interior.  You would be surprised how often we find evidence of alcohol or drugs or electronic distracted driving in the cabin of a car or truck.

To learn more, please see our page on Key Evidence from the Car Accident Scene.

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