How to Get Your Traffic Accident Report Now

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your San Mateo police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the San Mateo Police Department.
The San Mateo Police Department offers four ways to get a copy of your accident report.

In-Person

You can visit the San Mateo Police Department in person to fill out a Records Request Form. You must show your valid photo ID and pay the accident report fee at the time of pick up.
The department is located at:
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA
94403
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Phone: (650) 522-7710

Online

Visit the San Mateo Police Department’s website to learn how you can obtain your crash report online.

Request Report By Mail

You can send a written request to the San Mateo Police Department. You must include your mailing address, stamped envelope, payment, and a copy of your valid photo ID.
Mail your request to:
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA
94403

By Fax

Fax an accident report request and a copy of your valid photo ID to the San Mateo Police Department to obtain a copy of your traffic accident report.

What are the Average Accident Report Copy Fees?

Copies of reports may cost $5 to $23.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

A traffic incident report is a legal document that’s filled out by a police officer who responds to the scene of an accident. In this report, you’ll find basic information, such as a police report summary detailing how and why the accident occurred and which party the police officer believes was responsible.
You will also find information including:

  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Insurance information
  • A description of the injuries sustained in the accident
  • A description of vehicle damage and personal property damage
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Any arrests made
  • A diagram of the accident scene
  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved, and other accident details.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

Authorized persons include:

  • All parties involved in the accident
  • Insurance companies
  • Legal representatives
  • Personal representatives
  • Vehicle owners
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • The parents or guardians of a minor involved in the collision

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

If you were injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to pursue compensation to cover all of your accident-related expenses. You must obtain a copy of your crash report as soon as possible following an accident if you plan to file an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

A crash report contains vital evidence that can help strengthen your claim and prove the other driver should be held liable for their negligence. This information can include the police officer’s accident investigation summary which details how and why the accident took place and which driver was negligent, in addition to any traffic citations issued for the violation of traffic laws, a diagram of the accident scene, a description of the injuries you sustained, description of the vehicle and personal property damage, any arrests made, and other accident details.

A personal injury attorney will use a traffic crash report as evidence during settlement negotiations with the other driver’s auto insurance carrier to fight for your right to fair compensation.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, we know how stressful and chaotic life can be following a major accident, especially if you sustained severe injuries. Because of this, we have made it our mission to help accident victims get a copy of their CA crash reports as soon as possible, from the comfort of their homes. To get started now you can fill out the form on this page and submit your accident information to get assistance.

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