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How to Get an Accident Report in Sacramento
When a car accident leaves you injured, you may need to determine who’s liable for the wreck if you hope to pay your medical expenses and recover quickly. Proving liability in a car accident can be difficult without solid evidence to support your case. An accident report is a strong piece of evidence you can use to gather detailed information about your wreck.
A Sacramento car accident lawyer from Crowell Law Offices can assist you if you’re unsure how to obtain an accident report. Once we have this report, we can use the information in the report to answer questions, such as how the wreck happened, why it happened, and who’s responsible for your injuries and damages.
Contact the Sacramento City Police Department
You can obtain an accident report from the Sacramento City Police Department, the California Highway Patrol, or the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department. You’ll know which department to approach for your report based on which one responded to your collision.
You can typically obtain an accident report within five to ten days after your wreck. Each report costs $5 and you must request the report in writing or in person at the Freeport Boulevard police station. If you request a report in writing, mail your request to the following address:
Sacramento Police Department
Attn: Records Report Request
5770 Freeport Boulevard, Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95822
When Accident Reports are Available
Reports are available to individuals involved or associated with the collision in question. These individuals are on a need-to-know basis. If a driver or passenger in the wreck, a family member of a deceased victim in the wreck, or an attorney representing an individual involved in the wreck signs the request for a report, the police will release it.
Consult a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney
If you’re having trouble obtaining an accident report in Sacramento, your attorney can request a report on your behalf. If you want to discuss your case in greater detail with a Sacramento car accident lawyer from Crowell Law Offices, fill out the contact form below or call 916-303-2800 to schedule a free consultation.