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After receiving the claim, the Risk Management Department will conduct an impartial investigation to determine if the county is liable. If it is determined that there is liability on behalf of the county, the investigator will begin settlement negotiations to resolve the claim. If a settlement is reached it must be approved by the Augusta-Richmond County Commission prior to the release of a settlement check.
If it is determined that the county is not liable or the parties cannot agree on the amount of damages, the injured party may chose to file suit with the court having jurisdiction of the claim. [Additional Info...]
Open Records Act requests served pursuant to O.C.G.A. §50-18-70 should be sent to Augusta Law Department 535 Telfair Street , Building 3000 Augusta, Georgia 30901 Attn: Paralegal or Legal Assistant. The open records requests may be sent electronically and/or faxed to 706-842-5556. The Georgia Open Records Act, can be found at O.C.G.A. § 50-18-70 through 50-18-76. These code sections can be accessed through the Georgia State Government’s