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How to Obtain an Accident Report After an Accident in San Antonio

Posted By Aguirre Law | June 17 2024 | Car Accidents, Personal Injury

If you are involved in a car accident in San Antonio, you will want to obtain a copy of the accident report. This report is critical to filing an insurance claim to secure compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Here is what you need to know about obtaining your accident report after a San Antonio car accident.

Methods of Obtaining a San Antonio Accident Report

If you were involved in a car accident, you have a right to request a copy of the accident report that a law enforcement agency completed. You also have the same right if you are a parent, legal guardian, or employer of a driver involved in a motor vehicle accident or the owner of the vehicle that was damaged in the crash.

The San Antonio Police Department makes it easy to get a copy of your crash report and provides several methods of obtaining your report, including:

  • Online – Visit the San Antonio Open Government Portal, create an online account and password, complete and submit the request form, and pay for your records. Indicate whether you want to receive the report by mail, email, or in person at the San Antonio Police Department headquarters. Alternatively, you can request the report through the TXDOT website.
  • By mail – To request the report by mail, fill out this form, mail it to San Antonio Police Department Records Office, (315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio TX 78207), and enclose your payment. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope unless you have indicated another way you want to receive the report.
  • In-person – Fill out the crash report form and hand it to the staff at the San Antonio Police Department Records Office at 315 S. Santa Rosa in San Antonio TX 78207. Pay for the report in person. The Records Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Crash reports currently cost $6 through the San Antonio Police Department.

While obtaining an accident report is crucial after a car accident, it is equally as important to obtain one after a truck accident. Having an accident report for your truck accident can greatly help San Antonio truck accident lawyers understand important details that are pertinent to filing a truck accident claim.

What Information Is Included in Accident Reports?

After a police officer responds to the scene of an accident, they may provide a receipt of an accident report at the scene. However, this is not the complete report. The officer generally returns to the station and completes a full report that can contain important information about the accident, such as:

  • The date and time of the accident
  • Where the accident occurred, which may include cross streets and a diagram of the accident scene
  • Contact information and insurance information for all of the parties involved in the accident
  • Whether the officer issued a traffic citation to any of the parties involved
  • Conditions that could have contributed to the crash, including notations about weather and road conditions
  • A description of the injuries and property damage
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Misjudging the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles

The Aguirre Law Firm Can Help with Your Car Accident Claim

If you were injured in a car accident in San Antonio, you do not have to go through this process alone. The compassionate San Antonio accident lawyers at The Aguirre Law Firm can help with every aspect of your case, including requesting the accident report, interviewing witnesses, gathering evidence, and preparing your claim. answer them. Arrange a free consultation when you call (210) 934-4756 or contact us online.

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