Do I Need to Call the Police After an Accident?

In most cases, yes. Georgia state law requires all drivers who are involved in a car accident to notify the local police department if the accident resulted in injury, death, or $500 or more in property damage.

Members of law enforcement can be incredibly helpful at the scene of an accident. Police officers can assist with redirecting traffic, alerting emergency medical services, and ensuring the safety of everyone present. 

Police officers also typically investigate accident scenes and generate official reports, which often contain information that could be useful if you have to file a claim.