Is it Illegal to Not Report a Minor Car Accident in Georgia?

In Georgia, the law requires drivers to report car accidents that result in injury, death, or significant property damage. Understanding your legal obligations in the event of a minor accident is crucial to avoid legal complications.

Reporting Requirements for Car Accidents in Georgia

Georgia law mandates that drivers report any accident involving injury, death, or property damage exceeding $500. Failure to do so can lead to penalties and complications.

Legal Implications of Failing to Report

Not reporting a car accident when required by law can result in:

  • Fines and Penalties: Drivers may face fines for not reporting accidents.
  • License Suspension: Repeated failures to report can lead to suspension of driving privileges.

Steps to Take After a Minor Car Accident

If you are involved in a minor car accident in Georgia:

  1. Check for Injuries: Ensure that no one is injured. If injuries are present, call emergency services immediately.
  2. Document the Scene: Take photos and gather information from all parties involved.
  3. Report the Accident: If the accident meets the reporting criteria, file a report with local law enforcement.

Seek Legal Advice

For guidance on handling minor car accidents and understanding your legal obligations, contact Gunn Law Group at 888-244-4866. Let “the Big Gunn” help you navigate the legal landscape and protect your rights.


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