Our Houston car accident attorney, Charles J. Argento, knows just how important documentation of a crash is to each of our client’s cases. That is why an integral part of each case begins with obtaining an official crash report.
Texas Transportation Code §550.062 requires any law enforcement officer who in the regular course of duty investigates a motor vehicle crash resulting in property damage over $1,000, injuries, or death to submit a written report of that crash to the Texas Department of Transportation within ten days of the crash date.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a vehicle collision in Texas, our Houston personal injury attorney will take the liberty of requesting your traffic crash report on your behalf to help support our cause.
If you would like to obtain a copy on your own, here is what you need to know.
How Can I Obtain a Copy of My Texas Crash Report?
All Texas traffic collisions that require a police report to be filed can be requested online with the Crash Records Information System. The cost for the report is $6 for a regular copy, and $8 for a certified copy, which will serve as an official document for a legal proceeding.
Why Do I Need a Copy of My Texas Crash Report?
When a Texas police officer whether local or state responds to the scene of a traffic collision, he or she will document each party involved in the crash, their driver’s licenses, registration, and insurance information, the names and contact information of any witnesses, the damages that occurred, and any injuries or fatalities that were sustained.
More importantly, they will offer a professional opinion on how the crash occurred, and who may be at fault for the collision.
These details are necessary to help build each of our client’s cases. Without a police report, it becomes your word against the other driver and that will not go very far in proving fault.
A police report will pinpoint the time, date, and complete details of the crash, so we can begin building a compelling personal injury case that allows our clients to face the at-fault party’s insurance company with confidence.
Have You Been Hurt in a Texas Traffic Collision? Contact Charles J. Argento Today
If you were injured in a car accident in Texas, contact our experienced personal injury attorney in Houston at Charles J. Argento today to schedule a free consultation by calling 713-225-5050 or by contacting us online to discuss your case to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the negligent driver’s insurance coverage for your full financial recovery.