Quick Definition: An accident Report (sometimes called a collision or police report) is generated by the investigating officer who responds to a request for assistance at the scene of a car accident. The police report is a summary of information regarding the motor vehicle collision — containing both facts related to the accident, and opinions of the investigating officer.
How Do I Get Copies of My Traffic Accident Reports?
- Online – The easiest way to get a copy of your police report os by going online.
- Mail – You can submit what is called an Open Records Request to responding investigation office.
- In Person – You van stop by the precinct of the responding investigation office and request a copy of your accident report.
How Can An Accident Report Be Helpful?
Accident Reports provide important information about your collision or incident including names and details of all relevant parties; insurance information for all drivers; description of property damage; culpability according to the responding officer and in some cases a description of the injuries suffered by the parties.
How Much Is An Accident Report?
The fees may vary based on the municipality but typically the fee is $5 per report.
How Long Does An Accident Report Take?
The availability of the accident report depends on the municipality and the complexity of the accident. However t hey typically take between 7 to 10 days to be prepared.
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