How to Get a Copy of an Accident Report in NYC

When you’re involved in a serious car accident, you may need a detailed record of the incident. This record can be key when months or years have passed and your memory of the crash may not be perfect. 

Because of this, you may need to acquire a copy of your car accident report. But if you don’t know where to start or how to use that report, you may have trouble getting the compensation you’re due. 

At Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP, we know the value of your accident report, and we can make the most of your evidence. Check out the steps below to get your copy of the report and how a car accident lawyer could play a vital role in the success of your claim.

Options for Getting Your Accident Report 

New York City car accident victims have a few options for getting access to their car accident report. Typically, the easiest way to get a copy of your report is to search the database provided by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and buy a copy of the report. If you would prefer to have your report mailed, the DMV also provides this service. 

When you’re preparing for your car accident lawsuit, first search the DMV’s database and ensure they have a copy of your car accident report. You can start with a free limited search to make sure they have your report, but you then must pay $7 to do a full search before you order your copy. 

Once you’ve located your reports, you’ll need to pay $15 to get the reports. After you pay for the reports, you have seven days to download a copy of the report for use with your claim. 

How to Use Your Accident Report in the Courtroom 

Once you have access to your car accident report, you have a piece of evidence that may be a key part of your lawsuit. Memory can fail, especially if you suffered a head injury that caused memory loss. Even emotional trauma can make your memories hazy. With a copy of your car accident report, you don’t have to remember these details perfectly. 

It also gives your car accident lawyer a clear picture of the details of your accident. They don’t have to rely on details given weeks or months after the accident happened. They can get the story from your account you made within days of the accident

Get Compensated with a Car Accident Lawyer 

When you’re hurt in a car accident, you need evidence that proves you’re due compensation from the at-fault party. Your car accident report may be vital, but you may also need other types of evidence before your claim is settled. 

The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you file a claim and will fight to win you the max compensation for your injuries and costs. We have the tools to determine your claim’s worth, identify the at-fault party, and get the compensation you’re due for your injuries. 

Ready to begin? Start the conversation with a free consultation with a lawyer. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the following online contact form to begin. 

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