There are two ways to get a police report after a car accident in Baton Rouge. They include:
- Following the procedure from the law enforcement agency that responded to the crash
- Working with a personal injury attorney who will request the report for you
Even if you believe your collision was relatively minor, you will want a copy of the report filed by the officers who worked the scene. This report can support your insurance claim or serve as important evidence in a personal injury lawsuit.
Requesting a Crash Report from the Baton Rouge City Police
If your accident occurred on surface streets in Baton Rouge, the responding officers most likely came from the Baton Rouge City Police. According to the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish police, accident victims can pick up their reports ten working days following a crash.
These crash reports are available via mail or in-person request at Police Headquarters. You will need to know the report number to request a copy. Each report is $7.50. Some reports also have witness statements that are $1 each, if needed.
Getting in Contact About Your Accident Report
The Traffic Records Division at Police Headquarters is open:
- Monday through Friday
- 8 a.m. until 4:45 p.m.
The address for mailed requests is:
Baton Rouge City Police
Attn.: Traffic Records
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
You can also call (225) 389-3878 to speak with someone from the Baton Rouge Police Traffic Records Division.
For a free legal consultation, call (800) 537-8185
Getting a Report from the Louisiana State Police
If your accident occurred on the interstate or another state road, or you are certain that the Louisiana State Police responded, you can search for your report and download it online. The Louisiana State Police generally have reports available within 10 to 15 business days.
Some reports are available immediately for download, but others may be sent to you via email in a few days. To search for your report, you will need to know the following:
- The report number or case number, usually provided on the scene by the responding office
- Your driver license number
- Your car’s or the other vehicle’s license plate number
- The last name of any of the involved parties
It will cost $11.50 to download your report online. You can pay this on the website using your credit or debit card.
An Attorney Can Obtain Your Police Report for You
If you work with our personal injury law firm on your case, we will retrieve a copy of your police report on your behalf. You will not need to worry about visiting the precinct or paying for the online download.
We request a copy of the accident report as a part of our investigation into the accident. It often serves as key evidence to show fault and liability. It will include information such as:
- When and where the accident occurred
- Who was involved and their insurance coverage
- Names and contact information of witnesses
- What led to the crash and who caused it
- If anyone received a citation as a result
Other Evidence We Gather for Car Accident Cases
Our law firm can use the data in the report to bolster your insurance claim, determine what insurer to contact about a payout, and more. We will also likely gather additional evidence, including:
- Witness statements
- Video or photographs
- Physical evidence
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert witnesses
- Documentation of your damages
Working with a Car Accident Legal Firm in Baton Rouge Can Strengthen Your Claim
When you partner with an attorney from our team to navigate the insurance claims process following a Baton Rouge collision, we will handle all the necessary steps to:
- Protect your rights
- Identify the deadlines in your case
- Gather proof
- Show negligence and liability
- File your claim
- Negotiate with the insurer
- Prepare and file a lawsuit as needed
We provide complimentary consultations for Baton Rouge traffic accident victims and are a contingency fee firm. Our team can help you understand your rights and what we can do to seek compensation on your behalf during a free case review.
Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Help with Your Car Accident Case in Baton Rouge
You can talk to an attorney from the Morris Bart law office in Baton Rouge, LA, today for free. Our contingency fee law office is here to help you pursue compensation for the expenses and losses incurred due to your collision and injuries. You may be able to hold the at-fault driver accountable.
In East Baton Rouge and other nearby areas, call (225) 341-5694 to discuss your collision and injuries with an attorney for free.
Questions?Call (800) 537-8185
to find a Morris Bart office near you.