If you have been in a car accident in North Carolina, one thing your personal injury attorney will ask you for is a copy of your accident report. While an accident report is not generated for every automobile accident in North Carolina, there are a number of places online where you can attempt to obtain the report. Regardless, each incident will have a Driver Exchange form listing the contact info for each driver and their respective insurance companies.
If you have the date of the accident and the names of the drivers, you can typically use the websites below to find the accident report.
Finding Your Accident Report
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department maintains a crash report website here: http://cmpd.policereports.us/ . Your report is typically available 2 to 3 days after your accident. Accidents which were attended to by the NC State Highway Patrol, generate reports which are available at https://www.ncdps.gov/ . If neither of these sites works for you, you may need to make a personal appearance at your local police department to request a report or determine if one was made.
Reading Your Accident Report
The report contains a lot of information about the accident, the drivers, property damage, and the conditions contributing to the accident or existing at the time of the accident. Your Charlotte, North Carolina personal injury lawyer can assist you in reading and understanding your accident report. If you have questions about an accident report, feel free to call us at 704.749.7747. We’re here to help.