The State of Indiana says that you can get a police report in Fishers by requesting the document online. You can request a copy of the report in person by visiting the police department that investigated your auto accident.
Alternatively, you could have a lawyer from our firm get the police report for you. For this, we will just need to obtain the incident number and your driver’s license number. This will give you more time to spend with your family and less time worrying about your personal injury case.
The Police Report Will Not Be Available Immediately
You may want a copy of the police report immediately after the accident happens. While we commend your initiative, keep in mind that it may not be ready right away. It could take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks for your crash report to become available.
Our legal team can review your situation and determine how long it will take for your police report in Fishers to be available.
What Information You Need to Provide to Secure the Police Report
Whether you are buying the report online or in person, you may need to give the following information:
- Your name
- The location of the collision
- Your state and jurisdiction
- The name of the investigating officer (if you know it)
- The report’s number
Securing the police report could bolster your case. The insurance company and involved legal teams will be able to verify your account of events by using this document.
The Police Report Could Prove Fault for the Crash
Following a motor vehicle crash, you are required to file a police report if:
- Someone passes away.
- Someone gets hurt.
- There is “entrapment” involved.
When pursuing compensation for your losses, you will need to show that you were injured. Not only that, you must prove that you were not primarily responsible for the accident. IC §34-51-2-6 says that if you mostly caused the crash, then you cannot recover damages.
The police report can show that you did not cause the collision, and the other party acted negligently.
What Information Will the Police Report Have?
The police report may contain the following information:
Statements from the Attending Law Enforcement Official
The police officer may have included statements about how the crash happened, who was responsible, and whether anybody violated any laws. They may also include information about whether an ambulance was called.
The Exact Location of the Crash
The police report will include the location of the crash. This will let your lawyer know whether any traffic cameras captured the incident. They may even visit the scene of the accident to see if hazardous roadway conditions led to your injuries.
Diagrams Showing the Point of Impact
The police report may also feature diagrams that show where you collided with the other car. We can show this diagram to your healthcare team to learn more about the nature of your injuries.
The Contact Information of those Involved
After getting hurt in a car accident, you may not have been able to get the other party’s information. If they did not flee the accident scene, their name, phone number, and insurance details will probably be in the police report.
Whether Anyone Was Issued a Citation
If the other driver in your case was arrested or issued a traffic citation, we can use this information to show that they acted negligently. We can use the details of their arrest or citation to reconstruct how your accident happened.
For instance, if they were driving while intoxicated at the time of the crash, we can use these details to prove fault and liability.
Our Firm Can Get the Police Report for You
While you recover from your injuries, you do not have to worry about getting a copy of the police report. Our team can manage that obligation––and many more––for you.
In addition to securing a copy of the police report, our firm will also:
- Determine the cost of your losses
- Establish how negligence caused your accident
- Explain how IC §34-11-2-4 affects your case
- Gather evidence to show how your accident happened
- Interview witnesses and third-party field consultants
- Negotiate a settlement
- Update you on your case’s progression
- File a lawsuit in civil court
- Navigate the claims process
- Advise you on your options and potential settlement offers
We also handle car accident cases on a contingency-fee-basis. To get our help, you do not have to pay anything upfront or out of pocket.
Call Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. to Learn More
If you want to learn more about how our law firm can help you get financial recovery after getting hurt in a collision, call 317-720-3229. During your free consultation, you can explore your legal options and learn more about working with us.