How Do I Get a Police Report After an Accident?
On average, thousands of motorists are injured each year in New York & California alone. Nobody expects to be in a car accident, but when you’re involved in one, it’s a good idea to know what to do next. You’ll most likely have to speak with insurance companies, auto repair shops, and the police department in the hours following the crash.
If a police report is made, the officer who made the report should give you an incident report number. Once the police report is ready, you can give this number to the department in-person and they’ll provide you with a copy of the report for a small processing fee. One of The Barnes Firm’s top car accident lawyers says it could take several weeks for officers to finalize a report, and it might take even longer if there’s an ongoing investigation such as a DUI, fatality, or if there are witnesses that police need to interview.