Georgia Law Firm Explains Auto Accident Reports

Atlanta, Georgia based Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is reaching out to the local community to explain what auto accident reports are and why they are important. Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. has established itself as one of the most trusted and reliable law firms and has helped thousands of clients across the United States.

Tim Derrickson from Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. says, “If you were involved in a serious auto accident, your treatments are just one part of your recovery process, especially if you were not at fault. In such cases, you will need to ensure that you get a copy of the police report as soon as possible, as it can help your case a lot when you are seeking reparations against the negligible party. Therefore, it is wise for everyone to know exactly what auto accident reports are and how you can get your hands on them.”

As the law firm explains, under the law of Georgia, people who have been involved in an accident should call 911 and report the crash when it occurs in a city or county that has local ordinance requiring that a report is made, when the crash has hurt someone or caused a loss of life, when the vehicle or other property damage is more than $500 and/or when a report is required for insurance reasons. For legal purposes or otherwise, if someone wants to get access to the auto accident report, they will have to wait a few days after the crash before it is available. The report can usually be obtained at the local police or sheriff’s department (or other law enforcement agency) that worked the wreck, at the GA State Patrol office nearest to the accident scene or online at a website called, a service that contracts with the Georgia Department of Transportation. When picking it up in person, there is often a small charge of around $5.

Many police departments will hand the involved parties a card containing their accident report number at the scene of the accident itself. This number can be used when trying to obtain the report for convenience. Otherwise, the Records Unit will use name, date of birth and the date of the collision to locate the correct report. Obtaining the report from just requires one to enter the appropriate details and pay a small charge.

Derrickson says, “Once you have the report in your hand, if you want to understand what you are looking at, you just need to look at the codes used in the report. You need to pay attention to the codes that indicate who or what factors may have caused the accident. These will include everything from driver condition, vehicle condition and whether vision was obscured, and more. There will also be narrative and diagram sections in the report that contain officers’ findings about the accident. Of course, you don’t need to do all this yourself. If you are working with a good auto accident attorney, they will help you understand everything.”

He adds, “If you or a loved one of yours have suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party, our injury attorneys stand ready to fight for you. We will help you through every step of the way, ensure that you understand every part of the process, and go after the negligent parties until you are awarded the damages that you are rightfully owed.”

The services provided by Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. have earned them a high rating on the Google platform from over 500 reviews. Shamika Hawkins writes in their review, “This law firm is amazing! They were very thorough with my case from the beginning to the end. They kept me informed the whole time and have an excellent team. They won my auto accident case, which was the other party at fault, and I received treatment for injuries, and they were able to close my case in a very short period of time. The amount that I won was excellent as well. Very satisfied overall, and I highly recommend them!”

Those who want to learn more about Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. and the various legal services the law firm provides can find more information on their website. The law firm encourages interested parties to get in touch with Tim Derrickson directly via email or phone. In addition to their website, Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. maintains a presence on Facebook where they frequently post updates, share information and stay in touch with their community.


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Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
Tim Derrickson
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
1355 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 1000
Atlanta GA 30309