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Obtaining Police Photographs and Vehicle Data After a Car Accident

Posted by Ben Sessions | Sep 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the ways that we work to build value in our client's case is to perform a superior investigation into the facts of the car accident. That means obtaining the evidence that the police recorded or obtained in the course of their investigation into the wreck. Usually, police officers have the first opportunity to photograph vehicles and download data from the black boxes of vehicles involved in crashes. This is a template that we use to request to photographs and electronic/digital downloaded data from vehicles involved in a car wreck:

SENT VIA CERTIFIED U.S. MAIL W/

RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED

August 17, 2018

City of Atlanta Police Department

OPEN RECORDS / CENTRAL RECORDS

226 Peachtree St., SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

City of Atlanta Police Department

Special Operations Section

Attn: 

180 South Industrial Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30354

RE:    Date of Accident: 7/19/2018 at approximately 6:10 a.m.

         My Client: 

Location of Accident: 

         Last Known Location of Motorcycle: 

                  Warrant No. 

Dear Sir or Madam:

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 et seq. (Georgia's Open Records Act), please provide full and complete copies of each of the documents, records, and recordings identified below:

  • All photographs of the deceased's vehicle in the above-referenced accident;
  • All reports produced regarding the above-referenced accident; and
  • All digital data recovered from all vehicles involved in the above-referenced accident.

Please contact me if in advance for authorization if payment in excess of $250.00 will be required to fulfill this request. Thank you for your kind assistance.

With kindest regards, I am

                                                      Sincerely, 

                                                      Ben Sessions

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About the Author

Ben Sessions

Ben Sessions is an owner of Hong & Sessions Law, LLC.  His practice is dedicated to helping clients that have been injured in car accidents and to the defense of clients charged with driving under the influence and related offenses. Ben received his law degree from the University of Georgia...

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