A Faster Way to Get Your Collision Report

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Traffic Accident Report?

You can get a copy of your Lake Forest police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. The Lake Forest Police Department has a contract with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which is in charge of distributing accident reports.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office offers four ways you can request a copy of your accident report.

Fax

Contact the Orange County Sheriff’s Office to learn how to obtain a copy of your collision report by fax.

By Mail

You can send a written request to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department to obtain a copy of your report. You must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope, a copy of your valid photo ID, and the accident report fee.
Mail your request to:
320 N. Flower
Santa Ana, CA
92703

In-Person

You can visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in person to request a copy of your accident report. You must show your valid photo ID and pay the accident fee at the time of pick up.
The OC Sheriff’s Department is located at:
320 N. Flower
Santa Ana, CA
92703
Contact the Records Office Law Enforcement Services Department before you attempt to pick your report up to ensure it’s available.
Phone: 714-834-6455
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

Online

Visit the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s website to learn how to get a copy of your police department report online.

When Will My Accident Report Be Available?

It can take seven to ten business days to process a request.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • The names and contact details of all the parties involved in the crash including phone number, personal email address, and mailing address
  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings, detailing what or who caused the accident, and which driver the officer believed was negligent.
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • A description of bodily injuries
  • A description of vehicle damage and property damage
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Weather and road conditions
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Insurance information

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • All involved parties
  • Vehicle owners
  • Accident lawyers
  • Insurance companies
  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the accident
  • Law enforcement agencies

Why Do I Need to Get a Copy of My Collision Police Report?

If you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation in the form of a personal injury lawsuit or an auto insurance claim. Obtaining a copy of your traffic accident report can help strengthen your claim by proving the other driver was liable. This legal document contains vital information including the investigating police officer’s accident report which details how and why the accident took place and which driver they believe was negligent. Other helpful information found in a crash report includes a description of the injuries you sustained, a description of vehicle damage and personal property damage, a diagram of the crash site, and any arrests made, or citations issued for the violation of traffic laws. An experienced personal injury lawyer can use this information to build a strong case that will prove the other driver was negligent.

How Can I Get My Collision Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, accident victims can take advantage of our collision report information center to obtain a copy of their California accident reports online. We know how challenging life can be following a serious automobile accident, so we’ve made it our mission to help people obtain a copy of their traffic accident reports online, as soon as possible. To get started now, fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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