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How to Get a Copy of an Accident Report

When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, your accident report can help you seek compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced. This report is a valuable piece of evidence related to the accident, but you may be unsure how to file and get a copy of an accident report. 

Luckily, a car accident lawyer near you is here to help. If you’re struggling to get a copy of an accident report, talk to an attorney about acting now and getting your copy as soon as possible. 

How to Report Your Accident 

When you’re hurt in a car accident, one of your first steps is to report your accident. Any accidents involving an injury or death must be reported as soon as possible to the police. 

But even if your car accident only involved minor property damage, you may want to report your accident to the police. You may not know the extent of the damage, and the police report can show you weren’t at fault for the accident

Once you notify the police of the accident, you need to file a written report of the accident as soon as possible. You can submit this report to the Alabama Department of Public Safety

Getting a Copy of Your Accident Report

Once you file your crash report, you may then get a copy of that report to use for your car accident claim. Alabama car accident victims can seek out a copy of their accident report from the police department that investigated the accident for a fee.

Happily, you don’t have to travel to get your report. You may instead request your report online, or you can request a copy be mailed to you. Your lawyer can help you choose the most convenient option for you and your claim. 

How Do I Use My Accident Report? 

Once you have a copy of your accident report, you have a tool you can use to prove you weren’t at fault for the accident. For Alabama car crash victims, this is a key part of their claim. 

That’s because accepting any fault for your accident can lead to your claim being dismissed. To protect the compensation you’re due, you may need as much evidence as possible to prove you weren’t at fault for the accident. Fortunately, your lawyer can use this valuable piece of evidence to support your claim. 

Talk with a Car Accident Lawyer About Your Report

More evidence that you’re due compensation after an accident can be useful when proving your claim. But how do you file your report, and how do you use it in the courtroom? 

The lawyers at Henry Dailey Law Firm can answer these questions and more, providing detailed information about your report and how they’ll use it in the courtroom. If you’re concerned about your claim and how your report can impact the outcome, reach out for a free consultation. We can discuss your next steps and how a lawyer can help your claim succeed. Give us a call at 205-995-2412, or fill out the following online contact form. 



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