Following a car wreck in Ohio, law enforcement will typically put together an accident report that describes, among other things, where the collision occurred, what happened, whether anyone was given a ticket or issued a citation, and any witness names along with their statements.
Whether you are filing a claim with your insurance provider or seeking compensation from the other driver’s insurance company, having a copy of the car accident report can be crucial in determining liability.
Here is how to obtain a copy.
How to Obtain an Ohio Vehicle Collision Report
There are multiple ways to obtain an Ohio vehicle collision report.
To obtain the official report, contact the agency investigating the crash, which varies by city and jurisdiction. This information will be available in the free ODPS system and can lead you directly to the law enforcement branch and online system that responded to your accident.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol:
The Ohio State Highway Patrol maintains complete crash reports and photographs from crashes investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol only. Crash reports and photos are retained for five years.
Crash photos only (Download): $4.00 for the photos generated per crash.
crash photos only (DVD): $12.00 per photos per report (regardless of how many DVDs must be burned for each report).
Crash report and photos (Download): $4.00 total.
Crash report and photos (DVD) $12.00 total.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are currently accepted. A transaction fee will be added for each credit card transaction.
Contact Our Skilled Auto Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio Today for Help
If you have been injured or tragically lost a loved one in a vehicle collision in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus car accident attorneys today. We will take the lead in locating and obtaining your crash report and other supporting evidence to help build your case for success.
There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront costs to work with our law firm in an injury or death matter. We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.
Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614)-220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.
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