Car accident reports are public records in Alabama. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) explains that you can get a crash report for a $15 fee. You can purchase the report online or in person.
An accident report can be valuable evidence for a crash victim. It is one of several types of evidence your lawyer will seek as they build your claim or lawsuit.
What Information does a Car Accident Report Provide?
A car accident report generally contains details that the responding law enforcement officers gathered at the scene. Some details included in the report could include:
- How many drivers were in the accident
- Where the accident occurred
- When the accident happened
- The make and model of vehicles involved in the accident
- Whether the accident produced injuries
- A small drawing of how the vehicles collided
- Observations from the law enforcement officer, which might include witness accounts, a driver’s admission of fault, and any conclusions the officer reaches about the collision
While you may already know much of this information, having an official record is important. A car accident report is the law enforcement agency’s account of events and can carry significant weight in an insurance claim or lawsuit.
Will a Car Accident Lawyer Get My Accident Report for Me?
A lawyer from our firm can get a copy of the police report for your accident. We are familiar with the public records system in Alabama, and we can navigate this system to get your report and any other helpful evidence that government agencies have.
If you have other questions about accident reports, you can ask during a free consultation with our firm.
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What Other Evidence Will a Lawyer Get for a Car Accident Case in Alabama?
In addition to the car accident report, your lawyer can build your case in Alabama with the following:
- Witness accounts: Those who saw your accident can provide unbiased testimony about the collision. This testimony could supplement your version of the accident.
- Expert reconstructions: Our firm can hire an expert to reconstruct the collision. They might use digital software, physical exhibits, or both to show how your accident happened. In addition, the expert can rely on witness accounts, video footage, and an understanding of crash dynamics in their reconstruction.
- Video footage: If there is footage of your accident or events that led to the accident, we will get the footage. We may need to file legal motions to get footage in another party’s possession, and we will do so.
- Photographs of vehicle damage: Pictures of damaged vehicles can speak volumes. If one car has a smashed-in front bumper and the other has a crushed rear-end, we would know that a rear-end collision occurred.
Each car accident occurs under unique circumstances. We will rely on the evidence available, building the strongest case we can. As your lawyers, it is our job to tie together all evidence with your account of the accident, making it clear that other parties are liable for your damages.
What Damages Can a Car Accident Victim in Alabama Receive?
Liable parties should cover all of your accident-related damages. The Alabama Department of Insurance (ALDOI) explains that you can seek compensation through insurance claims or by filing a lawsuit against liable parties.
We can handle your claim or lawsuit and will fight for compensation to cover the following:
- Vehicle repairs: Our car accident lawyers will work to ensure that liable parties cover the repair or replacement of your vehicle. We will consider your collision insurance as we develop your legal strategy.
- Medical expenses: You can get compensation for ambulance transport, emergency care, hospitalization, medications, rehabilitation, and other accident-related medical expenses.
- Pain and suffering: Pain and suffering from a car accident could include injury-related pain, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life. We will seek a fair recovery for the pain you have experienced. We will also seek to cover the cost of any medications, counseling, or other treatments for pain and suffering.
- Professional losses: Recoverable professional losses can include lost income, lost productivity, lost earning power, lost retirement benefits, and even the loss of your job.
- All other accident-related damages: If you have suffered any other damages, we will include them in your car accident claim.
Our firm has a long record of case results. We have gotten more than $1 billion for our clients, and we never rest on our laurels. Our car accident attorneys will fight for every dollar you deserve.
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