What to do if you have been in an accident

Sep 1, 2021 | News

The Atlanta police will no longer respond to non-injury accidents during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, you will be directed to fill out an accident form. Even if there are no injuries, it is still a good idea to call 9-1-1 to report the accident. You should also take photos and videos of the scene and any damage to vehicles if you can do so safely. 

You should still report all accidents immediately, fill out the Georgia SR-13 form, and keep a copy for your records. 




It is unclear if and when Atlanta police will resume responding to accidents. Even if the damages appear to be negligible, and no one seems injured, a police report is still a good idea. There could be damage to the vehicles that are not apparent on site. Even more concerning, you or others involved in the accident could experience a delayed onset of symptoms of an injury sustained during the accident.Some types of injuries are immediately evident after an accident, but whiplash and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can take hours, days, or even longer to manifest.