A Smart Move After an Auto Accident

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Accident Report?

You can get a copy of your Lake Elsinore police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Police Services Unit. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department handles all law enforcement services for the Lake Elsinore Police Department, including the distribution of accident reports. This means, that if you were involved in an auto accident and a police officer from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to the scene of your accident and provided a report number, you must still go through the Sheriff’s Office to obtain your copy.The Sheriff’s Department Lake Elsinore Station covers the communities of:

  • Canyon Lake (Contract City)
  • Cleveland National Forest
  • Lake Elsinore (Contract City)
  • La Cresta
  • Lake Matthews
  • Lakeland Village
  • North Elsinore
  • Northwest Elsinore
  • Sedco
  • Tenaja
  • Temescal Valley
  • West Elsinore
  • Wildomar (Contract City)

You can obtain a copy of your report from the RSD in person or by mail.

Public Records Request In-Person

If you want to obtain a copy of your report in person, contact the Sheriff’s Lake Elsinore Station by phone first, to request your copy and determine if the report is currently available for pick up. If the report has not been reviewed and approved, you may have to wait for five to seven business days before your report will be eligible for pick up.You will receive a phone call once the report is available.At the station, you’ll need to show your valid photo ID and fill out a Records Request Form.The station is located at:333 Limited AvenueLake Elsinore, CA92530Phone: 951-245-3300

By Mail

You can send a written report request. Be sure to include a copy of your valid photo ID and the accident report fee.Mail your request to:333 Limited AvenueLake Elsinore, CA92530

How Much Do Accident Reports Cost?

Lake Elsinore Police Department accident reports may cost $4 to $23 per copy.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

An accident report is filled out by a police officer that responds to the scene of an accident. In this report, you’ll find basic accident details such as the names and contact information for each party involved, a diagram of the accident scene, license plate numbers, insurance information, driver’s license numbers, road and weather conditions, and a description of injuries and vehicle damage, in addition to:

  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Any arrests made
  • Actions of police officers
  • Statements from each driver
  • Anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as major traffic issues including heavy traffic, traffic delays, icy roads, debris on the road, etc.
  • Accident type, such as head-on collision, motorcycle crash, etc.
  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings.
  • The accident investigation findings can help paint a clearer picture of how the crash occurred and why. It will also include which driver the police officer believed was at fault.

Who Can Get Unredacted Lake Elsinore Police Records?

Eligible persons who can obtain a copy of an unredacted crash report include:

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

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

If you were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Lake Elsinore, California you may be entitled to compensation to cover the cost of all accident-related expenses. Accident reports contain vital information that can help prove liability. This information may include the police officer’s accident investigation findings which detail how the accident occurred, why, and which driver they believed was at fault.Other helpful information may include a description of the injuries you sustained, vehicle damage and other types of personal property damage, any citations that were issued for traffic violations, and witness statements and information. If you’ve hired an attorney, they will obtain a copy of this report as well and use the information to build a strong case for compensation.

How Can I Get My Accident Report Online?

If you were involved in an auto accident and need to obtain a copy of your CA crash report, the team at AccidentReports.com can help. Take advantage of our easy-to-use crash report information center to obtain a copy of your report as soon as it’s available. Begin your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information to get assistance.
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