Every piece of evidence you can use to prove liability in a car accident is important. Yet some pieces of evidence are typically more useful than others, like a police officer’s crash report. When the police are called to the scene of a traffic collision, they should create a report about what they witnessed. Most officers will also mention who they think is liable for the crash, which might be done subtly by listing someone in their report as “Party 1.”
There is a filing fee for obtaining copies of crash reports. The cost is usually around $20 per report retrieved, but it is subject to change without notice. It is recommended that you call the SJPD Records Unit and ask the clerk about the current filing fee before proceeding.
Do You Need a Lawyer to Get a Crash Report?
One of the easier ways to get a crash report without complication or stress is to leave it up to your car accident attorney. All you need to do is provide us with the key details of your crash. We can then connect with the proper authorities and request a copy of the relevant crash report for you, allowing you to focus on your rest and comfort instead of the details of your case.