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How to get a crash report in San Antonio

Under the unfortunate circumstance that you are filing a claim because you were involved in a car accident in San Antonio, you will most likely need to acquire a copy of the crash report done by the law enforcement officer who aided with the accident. In Texas, it is the officer’s duty to submit a report of any crash that results in injury or death of a person or damage to the property of any one person to the apparent extent of $1,000 or more. This must be filed within ten days following the date of the accident.  

Crash Report San Antonio

In San Antonio, there are three ways you may go about obtaining a copy of the crash report regarding the accident that you were involved in. The fee for obtaining a crash report in San Antonio is the standard $6.00 for one copy.

Request in Person: 

The Records Office located inside the San Antonio Police Department Headquarters is able to sell copies of crash reports. They are located at 315 S. Santa Rosa and are open from the hours of 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

Request by Mail:

There is a Crash Report Request Form that you can download on the San Antonio Police Department website. Once you complete the form, submit it by mail to the SAPD Records Office. Address your stamped envelope to 315 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX 78207.

Request Online:

The City of San Antonio offers the option to submit an open records request through their website. Visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/opengovernment and follow the steps to submitting a request online. This process will entail creating an account if you have not done so before. You will be directed to fill out the same request form that you would submit in person or by mail.

If you plan to seek any recovery from the accident you were involved in, the insurance company will request a copy of the crash report once you file a claim. This is due to several reasons. Although it may include errors, the crash report is the best way to determine who was involved, who was at fault, where it took place, who witnessed it, and the events following the initial collision. Best case scenario, the crash report will be a detailed account of the entire incident. This will make it much easier to prove who caused the accident and then to receive compensation for any damages that were a result of the accident.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in San Antonio, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group are happy to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Our auto accident lawyers are committed to helping you and your family and we urge you to contact us as soon as possible after the accident. 210-390-0742


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