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How to Obtain a North Carolina Police Accident Report
At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A., our Charlotte car accident attorneys know it is essential to contact a local law enforcement agency immediately after a North Carolina crash occurs to ensure it is reported and documented correctly.
This report can be a valuable tool in the aftermath of an accident, helping to navigate the insurance and legal processes more effectively. While our dedicated personal injury attorneys can help obtain your police accident report once we take your claim, there may be times when you need one for your records.
Here, we explain why it is crucial to have it and where you can get it.
Why Obtaining a North Carolina Police Crash Report is Important
Obtaining a police crash report after an accident can be important for several reasons, including:
- Insurance Claim Process
A police crash report provides an official and detailed account of the accident. Insurance companies often rely on this report to assess the circumstances of the incident, determine fault, and process claims.
- Legal Documentation
If there are legal implications or disputes regarding the accident, a police report is an official document that can be used as evidence. This can be valuable in cases where liability is contested or if legal action is taken. A police report can facilitate a smoother and more efficient legal claims process.
- Accuracy and Objectivity
Police officers are trained to assess the scene of an accident objectively. Their report includes witness statements, diagrams, and the officer’s observations, providing an impartial account of the incident. This can be crucial for resolving disputes and determining fault.
- Verification of Information
Sometimes, parties involved in an accident may have different perspectives on what happened. The police report serves as an independent verification of the facts, helping to establish a clear and accurate account of the events leading to the accident.
- Official Record
The police crash report becomes an official record of the accident. It is filed with the local law enforcement agency and can be accessed by involved parties, insurance companies, and legal representatives.
- Traffic Violations and Citations
The police report may include information about traffic violations or citations issued due to the accident. This information can be relevant in legal proceedings.
- Documentation for Injury Claims
If there are injuries resulting from the accident, the police report can document the details of the injuries and the medical assistance provided at the scene. This information can be crucial for personal injury claims.
Where Can I Get a Copy of My North Carolina Accident Report?
Ordering by Mail
To order a crash report by mail, fill out the T
Traffic Records Branch
Crash Reports Unit
3106 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27697-3106
Please allow ten business days from receipt for the request to be processed.
To avoid delay or return of your request, ensure that forms are completely and correctly filled out and that your check or money order, made payable to NCDMV, is signed.
Ordering in Person
Raleigh Central Services/License Plate Agency
4121 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27616
Huntersville License Plate Agency
12101 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Fees: Certified Copy $5.50
Individuals requesting their motor vehicle records in person must complete the appropriate forms and present a valid ID. An individual requesting a personal motor vehicle record on another’s behalf must also provide a written, signed, and notarized statement from the individual to whom the personal records belong, giving the requestor their permission to receive the records.
If you would like to search for your crash report by city, logon to the following websites to retrieve specific directions:
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