You can get a copy of the police report after your Shreveport, LA, crash by requesting it from the responding law enforcement agency. You will need to determine who handled your accident and follow that agency’s instructions. Agencies responding to most Shreveport collisions include:
- The Shreveport Police Department
- Caddo Parish Sheriff
- Louisiana State Police
Your insurance company or personal injury lawyer may also obtain the accident report as a part of managing your case. Working with an attorney from our firm can allow you to focus on healing from your injuries while their team takes care of chores like this.
Requests for Police Reports go Through the Responding Agency
Each law enforcement agency has its own process for requesting and obtaining a police report following an accident. In most cases, these are available seven to 10 days after a crash, although it can take longer. There is usually a charge to get a copy of your report.
Shreveport Police Department
Accident reports from the Shreveport Police Department are available online. You can request your report by entering one of the following:
- The report number, available from the responding officer
- Your last name and the crash date
- Your last name and the street where the accident occurred
The portal automatically populates the state and jurisdiction. You can pay for your report using a credit or debit card.
Caddo Parish Sheriff
The Caddo Parish Sheriff offers in-person pickup of crash reports from numerous locations across their service area. This includes:
The Caddo Parish Courthouse
501 Texas Street
Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
- Telephone: (318) 681-0647
- Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Cash and credit card accepted
North Market Substation (Cash Only)
4910 North Market
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
- Telephone (318) 681-1100
- Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Only cash accepted
The cost of a report depends on its length and the severity of the accident. Prices include:
- Property damage or injury accident two pages or less: $5
- More than two pages: $8
- Fatality accident: $15
Louisiana State Police (LSP)
The Louisiana State Police uses an online portal to allow accident victims to search and request their crash reports. It may take up to 15 days before these reports are uploaded into the system, and there may be up to a week’s wait before you receive the file.
Many people, however, are able to download their report within minutes. The cost is $11.50; you can pay online using a credit card. You will need either the incident report number or your name, the location of the accident, and the date LSP filed the report.
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Your Attorney Can Obtain Your Police Report on Your Behalf
If you hire a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm to navigate the claims process for you, we will request your accident report as a part of the investigation into your crash.
The details included in the police report will also help us identify and gather additional evidence to support your claim. The information in the report may help us when:
- Talking to witnesses to the accident
- Analyzing what happened
- Identifying all potentially liable parties
- Determining the area for a survey of the scene
- Working with accident reconstruction specialists
The police report will also include who the responding officer believes caused the crash and if they issued citations. This can be important in proving to the at-fault driver’s insurer that their policyholder was negligent and is liable.
This could increase the chances of negotiating a fair settlement, presenting a strong argument at trial, and recovering a civil judgment.
Our Law Firm Can Also Manage Many Other Parts of Your Claim
In addition to getting the accident report and gathering other evidence, an attorney on our team can take steps to make the claims process easier for you. This includes protecting your rights and managing all aspects of your legal case.
We will build support for a just insurance settlement or develop a strong legal claim for compensation based on damages that include:
- Your current and future medical costs
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn long term
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, when applicable
Our team can also ensure you meet all necessary deadlines if we know about your case in time. We encourage you to connect with us as soon as possible after your collision injuries.
Morris Bart, LLC May Be Able to Help with Your Shreveport Car Accident Case
Our team at the Morris Bart law firm may be able to collect your police report and other evidence to pursue compensation for you in your case. Our contingency fee firm will review your case for free today.
Call the Morris Bart law office in Shreveport, LA now at (318) 553-5470 to get started with your consultation. You can discuss your car accident with an attorney for free.
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