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How long do I have to report an accident?

How long do I have to report an accident?

When you are involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you must immediately report it to the authorities. Any time that your vehicle strikes personal or government property, you’ll need to notify the police immediately. An officer will come to the scene and investigate the accident.

The liability of the case will largely be decided based on the impressions of the officer who arrives at the scene, so this is an important part of the process if you plan to file a lawsuit. The officer acts as an objective witness in the moments following the accident.

If you fail to report an accident where someone’s personal property is damaged, you can still report it after the fact, but it will lose some of its weight as evidence in the courtroom. You never want to wait to report an accident involving government property, like a stop sign.  

If you have any further questions, please give us a call at 1-844-428-4529. That is 844-HAUG LAW. We look forward to speaking with you.