Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Obtain a Copy of My Report?

You can get a copy of your Madison police report at AccidentReports.com, or you can go through the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation Crash Records Unit. The Madison Police Department no longer provides copies of crash reports. The State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation offers one way to get a copy of your accident report.

By Mail

Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s website to download the online request form. Print and fill it out and mail it to:Hill Farms State Office Building, 4822 Madison Yards WayMadison, WI53705.You must wait for seven to ten business days after the accident before requesting a copy of your traffic report.Phone: (608) 266-8753

When Will My Crash Report Be Available

You will receive a copy of your report ten to fifteen business days after you have made a request.

What Information is in a Collision Report?

  • The names and contact information for all parties involved
  • The responding police officer’s opinion regarding which party they believe was at fault
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • License plate numbers and VINs
  • Insurance information
  • Any citations issued
  • A description of property damage, vehicle damage, bodily injuries
  • Time, date, and location of the accident
  • Name of reporting law enforcement agency
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Actions of police officers
  • A diagram of the crash site

Who Can Get an Unredacted Traffic Report?

  • The parent or legal guardian of a minor involved in the motor vehicle crash
  • All parties involved in the accident
  • Insurance company
  • Accident attorney
  • Vehicle owner

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

If you sustained injuries and/or vehicle damage, you may be entitled to pursue compensation by filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. An attorney will use the information in the accident report to help strengthen your claim. Important information in a traffic crash report that you’ll need for insurance claim purposes includes:

  • The responding police officer’s opinion regarding which party they believe was at fault
  • A diagram of the crash site
  • Any citations issued for traffic law violations
  • A description of your injuries and/or vehicle damage

An experienced personal injury attorney can use this important document during settlement negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company, to pursue fair compensation for all accident-related damages.

How Can I Get My Police Crash Report Online?

At AccidentReports.com, you can take advantage of our crash report information center to get a copy of your Wisconsin accident report the minute it’s available. Searches are fast, simple, and hassle-free. Start your search now by filling out the form on this page and submitting your accident information for assistance.
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