You can get a car accident report in Orlando, Florida, by following these simple steps:
- Go to the Orlando, Florida, police department website.
- Click on the button to view additional services
- Click the link to “Request an Orlando Police Department Record.”
- Click the button to “Get a Traffic Crash Report.”
- This will take you to BuyCrash, the site where you can purchase police traffic accident reports.
- Click the “Search” button.
- Enter the required information.
- Click “Search.”
- Print out the report and keep it for your records.
What If I Can’t Find My Report There?
If your crash record isn’t available through BuyCrash, or if you can’t remember exact details, you can also go to the Orlando Public Records Request. Click “Make Request.” From there, you’ll need the following information:
- Description of the incident
- Date range
- Record number
- Address of the accident
- Your personal information
Information You Need to Get an Accident Report
The Orlando Police Department handles a large volume of accident reports. So if you’re going to request one, make sure you’re prepared with specific information that can help identify your accident. Here is some of the information you might need:
- The state where the accident occurred
- First and last name
- Date of the accident
- Location of the accident (including the street and cross street)
- Report number
- Key terms related to your accident
- Names of other drivers or passengers
Depending on the location, you can also search BuyCrash for witness statements and photographs of the scene, but this isn’t available for all locations. OPD will only have information available for Orlando records.
Do I Have to Pay to Get a Car Accident Report?
Yes, you will usually have to pay a nominal fee to get a copy of your accident report. You’ll be notified about any fees before they process the report. To make a payment, visit the Orlando Police Department Headquarters with one of the following:
- Money Order
You can mail payments to the following address:
Orlando Police Records
P.O. Box 913
Orlando, FL 32802
Keep track of any payments you make and any receipts they give you. These expenses could be included with your claim.
For a free legal consultation, call 833-552-7274
Who Can Help Me With My Accident Report?
After an accident, you might be left with lots of questions about your accident. Or you might find information on the report that you believe is inaccurate. Who can help?
You can call the OPD Non-Emergency line at (321) 235-5300 with questions and concerns about obtaining your police report.
But that’s not your only option. When you retain a car accident lawyer serving the Orlando area, you don’t have to worry about getting your accident report at all—we can get it for you. We’re familiar with the process, and we know what to do if something doesn’t look right.
You Can File Your Own Traffic Accident Report
If there wasn’t an officer called to the scene, you could still file your own accident report with OPD. To do this, visit the OPD Services Page and click the link to “Self Report a Traffic Crash.” There’s a link to download the official form that includes instructions on how to complete it. Sign and date the report before emailing it to [email protected].
How a Car Accident Report Can Help Your Claim
The official report from your car accident can prove your claim. It can help establish important details and portray an accurate picture of liability. Your personal injury lawyer can help collect additional evidence. They can:
- Interview witnesses
- Obtain traffic camera footage
- Review medical reports of your injuries
- Collect proof of expenses and damages
What You Should Do After a Car Accident
After an accident, victims can feel confused about what to do next. Here are a few steps you can take:
- Call 911 and get medical assistance for any injuries.
- File a report with the police.
- Get the officer’s name and badge number.
- Ask for the report’s record number.
- Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
- Seek legal assistance if you feel that you were not at fault for the accident.
If you’ve been in a car crash and haven’t done one of these things, speak to your lawyer about the next steps. In Florida, you have four years from the date of an accident to file a claim for compensation under Florida Statutes § 95.11.
Call Dolman Law Group Today About Your Orlando Car Accident Case
After a car accident, you want to make sure your claim is handled the right way. Our attorneys at Dolman Law Group are here to help, offering victims a free consultation and affordable, contingency-based legal fees. Contact our office now for professional help getting your Orlando car accident report.