How to Obtain a Police Accident Report

Learn the proper way to obtain a police accident report from your local police department from experienced Lafayette personal injury attorney, Bennett Boyd Anderson, Jr., of Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman.


"Boyd: Hi, I'm Boyd Anderson, a personal injury lawyer in Lafayette, Louisiana. We're often asked by our potential clients how they can obtain a police accident report, a photograph, or other investigative materials with respect to their accident. Number one, all accidents that are auto or 18-wheeler are investigated either by the local police, the Sheriff's Department, or the state police. Frequently, but not always, photographs are taken that you can order with the police report.

The report can be obtained from these various agencies for a small fee within 2 to 10 days after the accident. Let me point out this, it's very important today to protect oneself. I suggest you take your own pictures with your cell phone and you take your own investigation. Obtain the other driver's name and insurance information. If you need personal injury help with respect to auto accidents in Louisiana or 18-wheeler accidents in Louisiana, please contact my firm, Anderson, Dozier, Blanda & Saltzman in Lafayette. "