How do I get copies of accident reports that I had while driving a commercial vehicle 2 years ago?

I had 2 accidents in different states. I have tried everything I can think of to obtain these copies. Would you know where I should try on the web or do you have a phone number that I should try that my help me this? It is for employment purposes; I am trying to get back to a driving career.

Asked on August 27, 2014 under Accident Law, Washington

Answers:

Anne Brady / Law Office of Anne Brady

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

How you get copies of accident reports totally depends on the police agency that responded.  Every police department and sheriff's department and state police has its own policy.  They have to make them available, but they can do that on the Web, or they can require you to fill out a form and bring it to them, or they can take requests over the telephone and mail them out, they can require a per page reasonable fee to copy them or not charge.  It is up to them.


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