How to Get a Copy of Your Accident Report in Ohio and Kentucky
Following a car wreck, police officers typically put together an accident report that describes, among other things, where the collision occurred, what happened, and whether anyone was given a ticket. If there were witnesses to the auto accident, their names may be listed along with their statements. Needless to say, if you are making an insurance claim or are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to get a copy of your accident report.
If you have been involved in an auto collision and hired Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati personal injury attorneys to represent you, they will obtain a copy of the accident report for you. Should you wish to seek a copy on your own, however, you can do so via the methods described below.
If your auto accident occurred in Ohio, you can get a free, unofficial copy of your accident report by visiting https://services.dps.ohio.gov/CrashOnline/CrashRetrieval. This website quickly searches Ohio crash reports. All you have to do is input some basic information, such as your name and the date of the crash, and your report should come up as a result of the search. Note that it may take some time for your crash report to be input into this system – up to six weeks. Generally, however, the reports are available within a day or two of the collision.
If you are not able to obtain a copy of your accident report through this website, or if you need an official copy of the report and/or the photos that were taken at the crash site, you can order it here: https://services.dps.ohio.gov/CrashOnline/CrashOrdering/CustomerNotice. Please note that to ensure that the report is in the system, you should wait at least seven business days from the date of the accident to order. Also, there is a small fee to obtain an official copy of the report.
If your car wreck happened in Kentucky, there are several ways to obtain a copy of your accident report. First, you can obtain a copy by going to the Kentucky State Police post that covers the area where the auto accident occurred. You can find the location of the state police post at: http://kentuckystatepolice.org/post-locations/.
You can also request a copy of your accident report by submitting a written request by fax to 502-573-1636 or by mail to:
Kentucky State Police Headquarters
919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Attn: Open Records
If you send a written request, make sure that your request includes the accident date and location, your name, address, and telephone number, and your signature.
Finally, you can order a copy of your Kentucky crash report for a small fee online at: https://www.buycrash.com/.
For more information regarding car accidents and Burg Simpson’s award winning personal injury attorneys, visit our car accident web page at: https://www.burgsimpson.com/ohio/practice-areas/personal-injury/auto-accidents/.
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