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How (and Why) to Get Your Crash Report

By Feb 16, 2021 Posted in Automobile Issues

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY ACCIDENT (CRASH) REPORT?

Texas crash reports are available online from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Because they contain confidential information, crash reports are not available for online viewing by the general public, but you can download your crash reports from the TxDOT website.   

WHEN WILL MY CRASH REPORT BE READY?

Texas Transportation Code (TTC) §550.062 requires a law enforcement officer who investigates a crash and completes a Texas Peace Officer’s Report (CR3) to submit the report to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) not later than the 10th day after the date of the crash.  However, the reports are sometimes available for download sooner, and sometimes it takes longer for the report to be posted.  In cases involving a drunk driver or a fatality, it may take considerably longer for the reports to be posted.

WHY DO I NEED A COPY OF THE CRASH REPORT?

The crash report contains important information, including:

            The names of the parties involved and their auto insurance information

            A description of how the accident occurred and who was at fault

            Whether anyone was injured and whether they were transported by EMS

            The name of the tow truck company

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF MY DRIVING RECORD?

You can download your own driving record after paying the fee, at this link.

The personal injury attorneys at Wham & Rogers can help you obtain your crash report and with your personal injury claim in The Woodlands, Conroe and Spring, Texas. Call 832-592-1108, 24/7 for a free consultation.

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The Woodlands, TX 77380
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