Accidents

How Do You Get a Copy of Your Police Report after an Accident?

By February 3, 2021No Comments

If you’ve been in an accident, you may want to get a copy of the official accident report. In Louisiana, accident reports are called “crash reports.” 

You may need a copy of the crash report for your insurance company, or you may just be curious about what is in the report.

What information will I find in a copy of my police report?

Crash reports have a lot of interesting information in them, including:

  • Who all the drivers were
  • Who all the passengers were
  • Whether any tickets were issued
  • How the crash took place

They also have a lot of basic information, such as the condition of the pavement and the weather when the accident happened.

Where can I get a copy of my police report?

It’s pretty easy to get a copy of an accident report these days. 

In Louisiana, the state police keep their reports online. You can go on the statewide crash report website and view or buy a copy of official state crash reports for every parish in the state.

After you find the report you want, you can preview it before you buy. After you enter your purchase information, you can download it right away to your computer.

Of course, you can still get a copy of a crash report the old-fashioned way. Just go to the police station to get a copy. 

In fact, sometimes, this is the only way to get a copy. 

If your accident happened in New Orleans, you can get a copy of a crash report at the Records and Identification Division on South Broad Street. They also take email requests.

Buying a copy of your crash report from other sites

There are also companies that are in the business of selling police reports. 

  1. For example, www.policereports.us provides police reports for nearly every parish in Louisiana. When you go to their website, you first click on the city or parish where the accident happened, then search for the report you want.
  2. Buycrash is another independent seller of crash reports. To order an accident report on their website, you start by looking for the state, then select the location of the accident.

Contact Wright Gray for help with your crash report

If you are ever not sure about what to do after you’ve been in an accident, you can always call the attorneys at Wright Gray for assistance. We know that accidents can completely change your life, and we will help you get back on track. Use our online contact form to set up an appointment today.