El Cajon Accident Reports

A Better Way to Get Your El Cajon Crash Report Online

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your El Cajon police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the El Cajon Police Department. The El Cajon Police Department offers two ways to obtain a copy of your traffic accident report.

Requests for Public Records In-Person

You can visit the El Cajon Police Department in person to request a copy of your traffic accident report. You must fill out a Records Request Form, show a valid photo ID, and pay the appropriate fee. The El Cajon Police Department is located at:100 Civic Center WayEl Cajon, CA92020Contact the department by phone during regular business hours to ensure your report is available before you attempt to pick it up.
Phone: (619) 579-3311
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 9 AM–5 PM

Requests for Records By Mail

You can receive a copy of your CA accident report by mail. Visit the El Cajon Police Department’s website and download the request form. You must include a copy of your valid photo ID, the appropriate fee, and the request form, and mail it to:100 Civic Center WayEl Cajon, CA92020

When Will My City of El Cajon Crash Report Be Available?

After the department has received your report request you must wait for seven to ten business days to allow for processing.

How Much Do Copies of Police Reports Cost?

Copies of reports are $10.00 each. Accepted forms of payment include credit cards, debit cards, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Money orders and cashier’s checks must be made payable to the City of El Cajon. For mail orders, only cashier’s checks or money orders are accepted.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The time, date, and location of the accident
  • The names and contact details of all parties involved
  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings, including which driver they believe was negligent and how and why the accident occurred.
  • A diagram of the accident site
  • A description of property damage, vehicle damage, and bodily injuries
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Any arrests made
  • Any citations issued for the violation of traffic laws
  • Insurance information
  • Registration information
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as roadwork, missing traffic signs, potholes, etc.

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

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

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

If you were involved in an automobile accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of all accident-related damages. Obtaining an El Cajon accident report is a smart move and one that can help strengthen your claim for compensation. If you plan to pursue compensation in the form of an auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit your personal injury lawyer can use the information in your traffic crash report to fight for fair compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. The important information in an accident investigation report that can help your claim includes the police officer’s accident investigation findings such as how and why the accident occurred and which driver they believe was negligent, any traffic citations that were issued for the violation of traffic laws, a description of personal injuries or vehicle damage, a diagram of the crash site, and other important accident details. An experienced attorney will know how to build a solid claim with the help of this important document and fight for the compensation you deserve for the harm you’ve suffered.

How Can I Get My Online Report?

At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our innovative accident report data center to search for your crash report, and obtain a copy as soon as it’s available. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.

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