How Do I Get A Police Report for a Car Accident in Houston?
Have you suffered injuries in a car accident another driver caused? You have the right to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Most times, the police report is the best source of information to help build a strong car accident claim.
Attorney Tom can help you obtain a police report for a car accident in Houston. Call us today at (713) 244-6363 for assistance with any case.
Why do you need to obtain The Police Report After A Car Accident?
In Order for you to recover any type of compensation, you need to prove that the other driver caused your car accident. Often this can be tough, since the other driver may not want to admit fault in the accident.
Police reports contain essential information about an accident, including the date and area of the crash, contact information of the drivers involved, statements from witnesses, and the officer’s understanding of what happened. In the chance that the other driver received a citation for violating a traffic law, that may also show up in the police report.
This data may offer persuading proof that the other driver caused the wreck and is liable for your damages.
How Do I get A Copy of The Police Report in Houston?
If the Houston Police Department (HPD) responded to your crash, you may obtain a copy of your police report online, in person, or by mail. It may possibly take seven to ten days before your report is available.
You must know at least two of these details to get a copy of the report:
- The date of the accident
- Where the accident happened; or
- The names of drivers or other people involved.
Online you can purchase a copy of your report for a small fee of $7.50. An important note is that HPD only offers redacted reports online. These redacted police reports are missing key information, including the names and contact information of the drivers involved in the crash. In order to retrieve a full police report, you will need to request a copy in person.
For a full police report, you must go in person to HPD Records Division at 1200 Travis St., Houston TX 77002. You will have to visit this office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.; The fee for the in-person police report is $6.00.
You can also request a copy of your police report by mail. The HPD will either need a check or money order for the fee which is $6.00. They will also need a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your request.
Need to Speak to a Lawyer About a Claim or Need help getting your Police Report?
Our legal team here with Attorney Tom can help you obtain the police report, as well as any other evidence to support a claim. Contact us today anytime at (713) 244-6363.
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