Here’s how to get a car accident report in Philadephia. You can get your accident report by requesting a copy by mail following the steps outlined below or picking it up in person at the Records Department at City Hall.
To Obtain Your Accident Report by Mail
To Obtain Your Accident Report In-Person
Accident reports are available about 2 weeks after they are reported to the police. The Philadephia Department of Records recommends waiting 2 to 3 weeks before applying for copies.
To expedite your request visit the Records Department in person or if you’ve sent your request via mail include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
People who may obtain car accident reports include individuals involved in the accident, automobile insurance companies, injury attorneys representing clients involved in the accident, and other government agencies. If you are one of these individuals, obtain your report follow the steps above.
If your accident report was done by a Pennsylvania State Police trooper you’ll need to get a Pennsylvania State Police accident report by following the steps on that page.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a serious injury or a loved one passed away during the collision, be sure to contact Philadelphia car accident lawyer Edith Pearce for a free consultation. The Pearce Law Firm is dedicated to helping car accident victims, and our attorneys will offer you and your family personal attention and compassion, unlike many other law firms.
Above you will find instructions for how to obtain a police accident report from Philadelphia Police Department’s record division which provides reports for accidents in Philadelphia County. While your insurer may do this for you, obtaining this report is just one of the many steps people will need to do after any type of pedestrian or car accident. If you have more than a property damage claim, such as an injury, it is advised to at least consult with an attorney. If needed and retained, we will obtain these reports on your behalf.
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