How to Get an Accident Report in Austin
In the wake of a car accident, you need help with your recovery. You might already be considering taking action against the responsible party by seeking the compensation you’re due for your injuries. Unfortunately, you might be struggling to get your compensation because the other party is fighting back. Now, you need to collect more evidence against them.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, we understand the importance of every piece of evidence that supports your claim, and we know how to get an accident report in Austin. If you’re struggling to get your claim handled, reach out for help obtaining your report.
When Your Crash Report Is Available
Not every accident requires an accident report from a police officer. If your accident didn’t meet the requirements for an investigation, you may be able to file an accident report yourself, without needing a police officer at the scene.
Typically, a police officer will be the one to file the report if the damage is considered more severe. For example, if someone was injured or died in the accident, a police officer would need to report the accident. This is also the case for accidents where the damage totaled more than $1,000.
In these cases, the crash report is kept by the Texas Department of Transportation, while a crash that isn’t investigated may not be kept there. If you filed the report yourself, you may be expected to keep your own record.
Where to Find Your Report
If you’ve been injured in an accident and you need the police’s accident report from Austin, getting your report is simple. Keep in mind, though, that you may not be able to access your report online. Instead, you’ll need to go in person or get your report by mail.
If you choose to go in person, you’ll need to head to the main police headquarters in Austin. From there, your report should be available after you pay your fee. If you’re not sure where the police headquarters are, your lawyer can make sure you find the right place.
If you choose to get your report by mail, you’ll need to send an envelope with your address and a stamp, as well as $6 for your fee to the Austin Police Department report sales department. Once you’ve sent this in, you’ll receive your report.
Seek Out a Lawyer after an Austin Car Accident
Getting your accident report may be a little confusing, especially when your transportation options are limited. Worse, you may not be sure where to go to act now for your report. Fortunately, your lawyer from Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP will know how to get an accident report in Austin.
Your lawyer should know how to seek out your compensation, and help you fight for your full recovery. Every piece of evidence against the other driver can be crucial, so we can help you get this report and use it to your advantage.
If you’re not sure what other evidence you could use to your advantage, reach out for a free consultation about your claim and your options for compensation. To begin, call 214-522-9404 or complete the online form below.