How to Get a Copy of Long Beach Car Accident Reports
Being in a car accident can be a stressful and sometimes painful experience.
After an accident, it is important to get a copy of every document related to your accident, including your Long Beach accident report.
We will explain what an accident report is, how to get a copy, and why it’s important.
What is a Long Beach Accident Report?
The police officer called to the scene of the crash puts together an official report about the car accident. He or she will document evidence and determine who was likely the at-fault driver and the amount of damage.
The officer who makes this report usually gives you the other driver's insurance information so that you can report the accident to your insurance company.
If you leave the scene of the accident for any reason, have someone else get this information for you. If you can't, contact the Long Beach police department as soon as possible to get it.
How to Get a Copy of a Long Beach Accident Report
Getting a copy of your Long Beach accident report is easy, and there are a few different ways you can do so.
You can request and pick up a copy of your Long Beach accident report in person at the Long Beach Police Department. To submit your request, you must fill out an application for release of accident report information. You can print this form out online or fill it out at the station. Remember to bring a valid form of personal identification, such as a social security card or driver’s license.
The Records Inquiry Desk at the Long Beach Police Department is open Monday through Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm, and Saturday, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
You can also request your Long Beach accident report by mail. To do so, print and fill out the application form mentioned above on the Long Beach Police Department website. Make sure to send the request in a self-addressed envelope and include a copy of a personal ID. The records department will need your address to send your report back to you. Mail your request to the following address:
Long Beach Police Department
400 West Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
ATTN: Records Division
There is usually a three-week processing time for all police reports.
If you have any questions about getting a copy of your Long Beach accident report, call the Long Beach Records Division or contact an experienced car accident attorney.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney Today
We know how confusing the events following a crash can be. At Starpoint Injury Law, our main priority is to advocate for you and help you through this process.