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Information and Tips to Protect You and Your Family
We hope you
are never in an
but if you are, will you
know what to do?
Our Georgia Accident
Checklist can help
you along the way.
Did You Know?
Since 1984, the Attorneys at Montlick
& Associates have provided caring,
high quality legal representation
to injured people in Georgia and
throughout the Southeast. The firm
represents families and individuals in
all types of cases involving personal
injury, including: car, bus, motorcycle
and truck accidents, drunk driving
accidents, wrongful death, workers’
compensation, products liability and
Montlick & Associates was honored by
the Georgia House of Representatives
with the passing of House Resolution
394, which publicly recognized “the
outstanding accomplishments of this
distinguished firm," and “for providing
efficient, effective and dedicated
services to the citizens of Georgia.” The
firm was also named the Most Patriotic
Business of 2011 by the Association of
the United States Army.
Georgia Automobile Accident Checklist*
l S TOP — Failure to stop is a crime. Do not obstruct traffic more than is
l MEDICAL ATTENTION — Get medical attention for the injured.
l SAFETY — Take all precautions to prevent further accidents: e.g. put on
your flashing hazard lights.
l CALL THE POLICE — Call City Police, County Sheriff, or Highway Patrol.
l COMMENTS — At the scene, don’t make any comments to anyone about
the accident, except the Police. When the Police arrive, be honest and
cooperate by stating the facts. Avoid guessing, making admissions or
giving your opinions.
l IDEN TIFICATION — Give your name, address, vehicle registration
number, and upon request, exhibit your driver’s license and insurance
information to any other party to the accident and to the police officer.
Get the same information from the other driver(s). Also, if possible obtain
the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) found on the other driver(s)
vehicle or Insurance Card.
l WI TNESSES — Get witnesses’ names, addresses, phone numbers,
l TAKE NOTES — Make your own written notes to help you remember
l TAKE PHOTOS — Take pictures of the accident scene and the damage to
the vehicles, if you have a camera and are able to safely do so. Your cell
phone may also be able to take pictures or videos. Also, if possible take
a picture of the other driver(s) Insurance Card to collect the VIN number
and other important information.
l DON’ T LEAVE — Unless you are seriously injured or have to go with an
injured person, don’t leave unless the police officer leaves or tells you to
l UNAT TENDED VEHICLES — If you collide with an unattended vehicle or
other property, you must STOP as above and either locate the owner or
leave a conspicuous written notice for the owner giving the name and
address of the driver and owner of your vehicle, the registration number
of the vehicle you are driving, and a statement of the circumstances, and
then notify the nearest police authority as soon as possible.
l CALL MONTLICK & ASSOCIATES, Attorneys at Law — If the accident
was not your fault and you or someone you know was injured, call us for
your Free Consultation.
*This is only a brief summary of Georgia Law. Additional steps are usually
necessary to protect your rights.
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