Were you involved in a car accident? If so, there are many steps you should take to protect your car accident case. For example, you should consider seeking medical attention immediately after an accident. Additionally, you should report your accident to the Phoenix Police Department. A police officer will document all the necessary information. Then, the department will file an accident report. This report may serve as a key piece of evidence during settlement negotiations or during trial. Do you know how to request Phoenix police accident reports? There are two ways that you can do so.

Request a Copy In-Person

First, you can request a copy in-person at your local police station. You can find your local precinct on the City of Phoenix Police website. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak, in-person visits may no longer be available. Instead, you can  email policerecords.appts@phoenix.gov to schedule a virtual appointment or call 602-262-1885 for over-the-phone customer service.

Fill Out a Phoenix Accident Report Records Request Online

The second option is to request your Phoenix accident report online. To do this, visit the Police Department Records Request page, and fill out the required information. Due to COVID-19, this is the preferred method for requesting an accident report.

Information Included in Phoenix Police Accident Reports

Have you filed a car accident claim? If so, then the insurance company will likely request access to the police accident report. This report will contain information that could potentially help your claim. The information found in this report includes:

  • Responding officer’s assessment of the accident
  • Names, addresses and phone numbers of the drivers involved in the crash
  • Date, time and location of the collision
  • Important information about the accident, including when, where, why and how it happened
  • Description of any injuries or damages that occurred due to the accident
  • Any conditions that may have contributed to the accident

How Phoenix Car Accident Reports Can Help You Recover Financial Compensation

After a car accident, you may consider filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you choose this option, then the insurance company will assign a claims adjuster to your case. He or she will investigate the accident. Additionally, he or she may look for ways to discredit your account of the accident. This could potentially reduce the amount of your claim.

However, if the responding officer filed a police report, then it could serve as evidence and confirm your version of the accident. As such, your attorney can use this document in negotiations with  the insurance company. This may help you obtain maximum compensation for any damages suffered.

Contact a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

Phoenix police accident reports are important pieces of evidence. Are you having trouble getting your car crash report? A Phoenix car accident lawyer at Miller Kory Rowe LLP may be able to help you. We have experience helping our clients obtain this important document. Further, we have experience helping our clients build the strongest car accident claim possible.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us today at (602) 737-0342. You can also send us a message through our online contact form. Our attorneys are committed to fighting for your rights and obtaining the compensation you deserve. Call today!