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Here’s How to Get Your Los Angeles Car Accident Report

It is essential to get a copy of your accident report if you intend to file an insurance claim against the person at fault. It can be stressful and challenging to recover from a car accident. However, obtaining a copy of your accident reports is an essential step toward receiving compensation.

The Los Angeles accident report contains pertinent information regarding an accident. It includes the following:

  • Proof of the accident
  • Parties and vehicles involved
  • Location
  • Time
  • Damages
  • Injuries

Los Angeles accident reports are useful for assembling events that were not possible to capture on your own.

Los Angeles Car Accident Reports: How to Get It

Two ways to obtain a copy of your LA crash report are by mail and online.

Traffic Collision Reports are only released by the LAPD to authorized persons, such as victims, victims’ representatives, or other individuals identified under Section 20012 of the Vehicle Code.

You can print the form or view it online, but you must send a request in writing:

  • Type of report
  • Name, address, and telephone number of the requester
  • LAPD incident number or report number
  • Date of birth of the requester
  • Names of the parties included in the report
  • Date and time of the incident
  • The incident’s location
  • Number of the license plate and state of registration
  • Whether you are an interested party
  • Your signature after the statement, “I declare this statement is true and correct.”

Get Your Accident Report Online

To obtain Los Angeles Police Department accident reports, visit the LAPD website.

Please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of the incident
  • The incident’s location
  • Los Angeles accident report number

To obtain an online copy of the LA traffic collision report, please allow at least 45 days from the date the collision occurred for the report to become accessible.

This article was written by Alla Tenina. Alla is one of the best tax attorneys in Orange County CA and the founder of Tenina law. She has experience in bankruptcies, real estate planning, and complex tax matters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.