Understanding the Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Pt. 1)
Many people do not realize that the order in which the police officer lists drivers on the Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report indicates who the officer thinks was at fault for the accident. Officers are trained to list the driver they believe was “at fault” as “Driver 1” on the Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report. Even if the driver listed as “Driver 1” was not given a ticket or citation, the officer’s opinion about that driver’s action contributing to the accident may be admissible under certain circumstances.
Of course, just because you received a ticket or were listed as “Driver 1” does not mean that you don’t have a case against the other driver. It just means that you need to speak with an experienced Georgia auto accident attorney.
At the Strickland Firm, we review Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reports every day and know exactly how to use them to the best advantage for our clients.