Your options for requesting a copy of the police report for your Monroe, LA, collision depend on the law enforcement agency that responded to the scene. You will need to identify the agency and follow its instructions for getting your report.
Most agencies require you to prove you were involved in the accident, present a photo ID, and pay a fee. Some have options for requesting your report online. If you have an attorney from the Morris Bart law firm representing you, we can request your police report and take care of these fees on your behalf.
Obtaining a Report from a Local Monroe Law Enforcement Agency
If your accident occurred in Monroe or greater Ouachita Parish, the law enforcement agency that responded is likely either the Monroe Police Department or the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office. Each of these agencies has its process for requesting and obtaining an accident report.
There will likely be a charge for obtaining your accident report through either agency. There may also be a delay before they are available. In most cases, agencies have documents on file within seven to ten days of the collision.
Monroe Police Department
You can visit the Monroe Police Department administration office at:
700 Wood Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office
If the responding officers came from Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, this agency offers online access to needed documents. You will need certain information to view and download these forms, including:
- Your report or reference number
- Your last name
- The date of the accident
If you do not have the necessary information, you can contact the Sheriff’s Office or the officer who responded to your accident.
For a free legal consultation, call (318) 884-0904
Requesting Paperwork About Your Crash from the Louisiana State Police
If the state police handled your traffic accident, you can request your crash report online. Visit the Louisiana State Police (LSP) site and search by:
- Report number; or
- Your name, date of the accident, and the parish
Reports are usually available within 10 to 15 days of the accident. In some cases, you can download them immediately. In others, you will receive the file via email within a week.
Accessing your report will cost $11.50, payable by a debit or credit card online.
You Will Need Your Police Report to Support Your Insurance Claim
Not only will you need the police report to identify the insurer representing the at-fault party, but it will also likely serve as a crucial piece of evidence in your case. It will explain what the responding officer and any additional officers on the scene believe happened and why. It will also include information about any traffic tickets or other citations issued because of the collision.
While some people navigate the claims process on their own, having a lawyer from the Morris Bart team on your side can make this process easier. We know how to use the information in this report to support your case.
This enables you to focus on your injuries and physical recovery while one of our lawyers works to recover compensation for you.
An Attorney Can Pick Up Your Police Report on Your Behalf
If you choose to have a personal injury attorney from our firm help with your insurance claim, we can request and obtain your accident report as a part of gathering evidence to support your insurance claim.
Other types of evidence common in these cases include:
- Eyewitness statements
- Physical evidence
- A survey of the accident scene
- Pictures or video
- Accident reconstructions
- Medical expert opinions
- Documentation of the victim’s damages
We can work to develop a strong case to support your claim so you can recover a fair and just payout from the insurer without needing to go to trial. If you do need to file a lawsuit, we can use this evidence to build a convincing argument for court.
Possible Recoverable Damages
An insurance settlement or judgment could allow you to recover compensation for the damages you suffered, including:
- Injury treatment costs, both now and in the future
- Lost wages and other income
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damages
- Additional expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Our personal injury firm also represents families in wrongful death actions following Monroe car accidents. There is a limited time to file car accident lawsuits in Monroe, so you must act quickly.
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The Morris Bart law firm may be able to help with your Monroe, LA, car accident case. Our team handles similar cases for our clients regularly. We provide free consultations so we can learn more about your accident and provide you with more information about the services we provide.
We are a contingency fee firm with 16 locations, including an office in Monroe, LA. Call (318) 884-0904 to discuss your legal options with an attorney today.
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