After a car crash, police will likely arrive soon.
They will proceed to write an accident report, adding as much detail as possible.
Your Alabama car accident report can play a significant role in your claim.
Fortunately, there are multiple ways to acquire one.
Where to Find Your Accident Report
You may obtain an Alabama accident report in two ways: through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency or directly through the police department.
If going through the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, there are three ways to get a copy of your car accident report:
- By mail, filling out a Crash Report Request Form;
- By phone, calling (334) 242-4241;
- In-person, at a Driver License Reinstatement Office.
Copies of crash reports cost $15 each.
If going through the Montgomery Police Department, there are two ways to get a copy of your crash report:
- In-person at the police department; or
- By mailing in a money order, certified check, or company check and including a self-addressed, stamped envelope or email address to receive the accident report.
Accident reports obtained through the police department are $5.
What Information Is Included In the Alabama Accident Report?
Police officers will do their best to get as much information into the crash report as possible.
Standard information you can find in your accident report includes:
- Driver information;
- Description of the accident and injuries;
- Weather conditions at the time of the accident;
- Photos of the scene and vehicles; and
- Information regarding any tickets issued at the scene.
Car accident reports can be very beneficial to your claim, as they provide an abundance of information about the crash.
How an Attorney Can Help
A car accident attorney will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve after a car accident, and a crash report can be extremely helpful.
Your attorney will likely request a copy of the accident report as part of their thorough investigation.
They will also use this information when negotiating with the insurance company.
Insurance companies are synonymous with doing everything possible to limit liability, but an accident report is a neutral and unbiased document your attorney will use to prove the other driver’s liability.
The team at Fob James Law Firm has over 40 years of experience helping car accident victims fight for their rights and just compensation.
We understand the stresses and frustrations that come after a car accident, so we strive to provide kindness and compassion when you need it most.
Our team takes on fewer cases to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation.
We offer free case reviews. Contact us today, and let’s discuss your case.