How Do I Get My Texas Traffic Accident Police Report? Fort Worth Lawyer FAQ

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After a Texas auto accident, one of the most important piece of evidence is the police report (also called a crash report or accident report). Even though police reports aren't always entirely accurate, they contain information that's very useful when filing an insurance claim and determining who caused the accident. Take my advice as a Texas personal injury lawyer: the more proof you have that the wreck was the other driver's fault, the more likely you are to recover full compensation. 

Get Your Crash Report For Free – Without The Hassle

If you've been hurt in an accident in Tarrant County and you'd like a free copy of your accident report, fill out this form.

For over ten years, the Anderson Law Firm has been providing free police reports to Tarrant County accident victims, no strings attached. We offer this complementary service because Mark and his team have seen a real need in the community and we want to break down some of the barriers that prevent accident victims from getting their crash report. 

Where to Find Your Dallas-Fort Worth Area Police Report On Your Own

Often, you can find your police report on PoliceReports.US. This website charges $6.00 per report, and to find the report, all you need is the date of the wreck and one of the driver's names, or the report number.

What If My Police Report Isn't Available Online?

If the city where you had your wreck does not make the reports available online, then you must appear in person at the police station to collect it. Alternatively, you can mail them a check and they will mail the report back to you.

If for some reason you are still unable to locate your accident at the local level, you can request a copy from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) in Austin, Texas, by submitting TxDOT Form CR-91. TxDOT maintains an archive of all accident reports taken in the State of Texas for a period of 10 years.

Once you obtain your police report, you may have questions about what it all means. Click on my Analysis of a Police Report for a reference guide to deciphering the reports.

If the city where you had your wreck does not make the reports available online, then you must appear in person at the police station or mail them a check and they will mail the report back to you. The cost for each report is $6.00. 

To request your free crash report, fill out this form.

 

Mark A. Anderson
Board Certified Personal Injury Lawyer in Fort Worth, Texas