Should I move my vehicle after a car accident or wait until the police arrive?
By SHabib on May 27th, 2023 in
Generally, it is best if the police are able to see and document the scene of car accident before the vehicles are moved. However, Georgia law requires motorists to clear the roadway if it is possible for the vehicles to be safely removed from the lanes of travel. If you have been involved in a relatively minor car accident that does not involve significant personal injuries or property damage, we recommend that you document the position of the vehicles and damage to the vehicles with your cellphone and remove your vehicle from the roadway. In documenting the scene of the crash, take photographs and videos of the condition of the cars, tire marks, traffic control devices (signs, signals, lane markings, etc.).
After a car acciddnt, the primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of all drivers and passengers. Whether you are at-fault for causing the accident or the victim injured in a car accident, be caring and compassionate for others injured in the accident. It is difficult to remain calm and to think of others after an accident, but it is important.
Document the name, phone number, address, and email address of each driver, passenger, and witness in the accident. Too often, we review accident reports that do not accurately document the parties involved car accidents. Do not rely solely upon the police to document this information.