How to Get a Tucson
Police Accident Report
Were you hurt in a car wreck in Tucson? The trauma of the unexpected impact, concerns over paying for medical bills with missed time from work, and the frustration of balancing your life obligations while healing can become even more overwhelming if you have to deal with insurance companies.
Let our highly capable legal staff remove some of your burdens. We offer free consultations to determine eligibility for seeking immediate medical care with no immediate out-of-pocket expense, as well as seeking the highest possible compensation for lost wages, medical bills, loss of life, and other damages. You can even get help obtaining a free Tucson collision report to use when filing a claim.
Why Should You Get a Collision Report?
To start, the information provided in a collision report can be used by your Tucson car accident attorney and insurance company to establish fault. Details and illustrations documented in a police collision report can also be a valuable piece of evidence when used to build a strong and accurate injury claim if you decide to pursue mental, emotional, physical, and/or property damages against the at-fault party or parties.
In addition, per Arizona Revised Statute §28-667 a police report will list, at minimum, these key details:
- Location, date, time, and environmental conditions of the accident
- A simple diagram with narrative notes describing the accident scene
- Identifying information for passengers, witnesses, and any other parties directly involved in the accident
- Name, age, sex, contact information, and proof of vehicle ownership, insurance, and registration of the drivers involved in the car wreck
- Name of the investigating officer, badge number, and law enforcement agency
- Who the investigation officer determined to be at fault based on facts found at the accident scene and witness reports
If your injury claim should end up in court, a police report combined with the reporting officer’s first-hand testimony can help solidify your case in the eyes of a presiding judge and jury.
Lastly, a collision report may be required to retrieve your vehicle if it was removed from the accident scene by a tow company.
Tip: After you get a copy of your collision report carefully review it for any errors or omissions of information. If you do notice missing information, you should reach out to the responding officer and ask for them to update the report. It may have just been an oversight that can easily be corrected with a phone call.
How to Get a FREE Tucson Collision Report
After a Tucson car accident, the reporting officer may give you a copy of their report onsite, but you may need to wait at least 24 hours before you contact the reporting officer’s law enforcement agency office to request a copy. If the accident was more serious and resulted in a catastrophic injury or death, it could take months before the collision report is complete and available for you to obtain a copy.
When available, our dedicated personal injury legal team will help you obtain a free Tucson collision report and go over all your options and questions, with no obligation to hire us. Just fill out and submit the traffic collision report request form on our website to start the process.
Tip: Even if you did not suffer an injury or major damages after an accident, you should still request a copy of the police report. Doing so can help protect your personal interests should someone try to file a claim against you. You may be required to pay a small fee to obtain a copy.
Three Other Ways to Get a Tucson Collision Report
1. Tucson Police Department. In-person requests at Tucson Police Department station lobbies are not being accepted at this time in an effort to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. You can, however, download an English or Spanish version of the “Request Form” online and then submit it via email to [email protected] or through the mail addressed to: Tucson Police Department, Records Section, 270 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701-1917.
An invoice will be sent to you when your request is received. Payment can be made by credit card, check, or money order payable to “City of Tucson.” If paying by credit card, use the convenient online option. Checks and money orders should be mailed with a copy of the invoice to the address above.
2. CRASHDOCS. Tucson Collision reports are also stored electronically in a secure database and are available for purchase at: crashdocs.org/TucsonPoliceDepartment
3. Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). If your car wreck occurred on an Interstate or State Highway and was investigated by State Troopers or other DPS employees, you can access a copy of your collision report for a small fee through the Department Records Unit.
You will first need to create an account to request records. You may also have to wait up to 14 days to receive an accident report following a Tucson collision. If a trooper took any photos at the crash site, you may be able to request copies of these photographs, too.
Otherwise, you have the option to obtain a collision report from the Arizona DPS by first filling out this form online, printing it out, and then mailing it in. Call (602) 223-2230 or email [email protected] with any questions.
When to Contact a Tucson Car Accident Attorney
Car accidents don’t just affect drivers. Passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists may also suffer injuries and other damages that can result in long-term medical care, lost wages, and a reduced quality of life. That is why it is important to contact an experienced car wreck lawyer in Tucson as soon as possible if you are hurt in a wreck or you’ve lost a loved one because of the reckless actions of another person.
Doing so will help protect your best interests as you work to recover and move beyond the pain and suffering caused to you and household.
At Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys, we are open 24/7 to take your call, answer an online chat request, or review online form submissions. The case review and consultation are free. We also promise that you won’t be charged a fee unless compensation is won on your behalf.
Please contact us today to get a free copy of your Tucson collision report and to learn more about how we can help you in your time of need!