How to Get a Copy of Your Louisiana Crash Report

Louisiana crash report

After a car accident, you may not think that getting a copy of your Louisiana crash report is all that important—after all, you were there, weren’t you? You know that the accident wasn’t your fault and that the other driver’s insurance company should pay for your injuries. Aren’t they in charge of all that paperwork? 

Not exactly. Crash reports contain a wealth of information about the circumstances of an accident, including details you may not know about—including photos of the accident scene, witness statements and contact information, the exact time and location of the crash, a diagram of the accident scene with narrative notes, and more. In essence, your police accident report may contain information that can make or break your personal injury claim

Obtaining a copy of your police accident report as soon as you can is an important step in proving the other driver was at fault and getting the compensation you deserve. Find out exactly how to get a copy of your Louisiana crash report (plus how a New Orleans personal injury lawyer can help) from Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys.

Where Do I Request a Copy of My Louisiana Crash Report?

Louisiana crash reports are made by police officers who respond to calls for traffic accidents throughout the state. Where you request a copy of your police accident report depends on which agency (or agencies) responded to the accident. 

  • If your accident occurred on a state highway and the Louisiana State Police (LSP) responded, your accident report will be housed with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (DPS).
  • If your accident did not occur on a state highway and local police officers responded, your accident report will be housed with the city-specific police department who responded to the accident. 
  • If your accident occurred in an unincorporated community and sheriff’s office deputies responded, your accident report will be housed with the sheriff’s office in the parish where the accident occurred. 

Police Department Crash Reports

Each police department has their own procedures for obtaining a copy of your crash report. If your accident did not occur on a state highway, there’s a good chance the local police department responded to the scene. 

Need Help Finding Your Louisiana Crash Report?

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident in New Orleans, Metairie, Hammond, Shreveport, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, or Lafayette and need help obtaining a copy of your police accident report, Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys can help.  

Our experienced Louisiana personal injury attorneys have helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserve after an accident caused by another’s negligence. That’s why we’d like to offer you a free, no obligation consultation to answer any questions you may have and explain all your legal options. 

Whether you just need some help securing a copy of your Louisiana crash report, are mulling over a settlement offer, or your claim has been denied by the insurance company, our legal team is here for you. Call us 24/7 at one of the numbers below, get connected with a LiveChat agent online, or fill out this form to request your complimentary case evaluation.

New Orleans
Metairie

504-345-1111

Hammond

985-345-1111

Shreveport

318-515-1111

Baton Rouge

225-500-1111

Lake Charles/
Lafayette

337-541-1111
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