How to Order an Accident Report from Your Local Law Enforcement Department
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Nov 05, 2013 in Auto Accidents
In the state of Oklahoma, there were a total of 70,669 traffic collisions in 2012, according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Following an accident, many individuals will choose to obtain a copy of their accident report. Not only is this document important to keep on file, but it may also be used by an attorney when formulating a robust case against the negligent and injury causing driver.
In the state of Oklahoma, victims of motor vehicle accidents may obtain a copy of their accident report by following a few simple steps. The following steps will guide you through the process of obtaining your accident report from your local Oklahoma Police or Sheriffs Department.
Verify the report is available and obtain the total cost of the report. This can be done by contacting your local law enforcement agency.
Print and complete the records request form. This form must include the following:
- Name or company, phone number, fax number or email.
- Case number
- Name and date of birth of those involved in the accident
- Exact location of the accident
- Date and time of the accident
- This form will typically require a signature on the back
Bring the completed form to your local law enforcement agencies records unit or send the request form along with a business check or money order to the required location.
If you need assistance gathering this information, our attorneys are able to answer any questions you may have. We also offer our legal services to those injured in automobile accidents throughout the state of Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas.