If you suffered injuries or property damage in a car accident
, it’s critical to obtain a copy of your accident report as soon as possible.
This report provides key evidence for your insurance claim and potential personal injury lawsuit.
Read on to learn more about why accident reports are essential and how to obtain a copy of your Fort Worth accident report.
Why Are Fort Worth Texas Accident Reports Important?
Fort Worth accident reports contain valuable information that attorneys and insurance companies use in personal injury claims.
The report identifies the parties involved and the cause of the accident. Sometimes, the officer at the scene will also attempt to identify the responsible party.
Parties rely on these reports because law enforcement officers are viewed as reliable and unbiased in their observations of an accident scene.
For many, gathering relevant information after an accident can be difficult.
Those who suffer severe injuries might be transported to a hospital for treatment or might be unconscious and unable to piece together the events in any meaningful way.
Your attorney uses all the information contained in your report to strengthen your claim for compensation.
How Can I Get Fort Worth Police Accident Reports?
When requesting your report, you will need certain information, including:
- The names of the drivers involved,
- The location of the accident, and
- The date and time the accident occurred.
There are three different ways to obtain copies of Fort Worth Police Department accident reports.
The Fort Worth Police Department’s website
allows interested parties to obtain a copy of their accident report for $11.00.
If the report cannot be found, the report may not yet be available for purchase.
Call (817) 392-4160
to check your report’s status and to ensure law enforcement made a report at the scene. It may take up to 10 days before a report becomes available.
Complete a Police Records Customer Order form to obtain a copy of Fort Worth, TX accident reports by mail.
You can mail the document to the Fort Worth Police Department Records Division at 350 West Belknap Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102-2004.
It’s advisable to call the department before mailing your request and ensure that your accident report is ready for ordering.
You may also pick up your report at the Fort Worth Police Department at 1000 Calvert Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76107.
The Police Department is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It may be easiest to retrieve your accident report in person if you live close to the police department.
The Law Office of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C.
, advocates tirelessly for the rights of injured accident victims.
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After a car accident
, you need strong support.
the attorneys at Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. today for a free consultation and find out how we can help you!