How to Get a CHP Accident Report
When you have been involved in a serious accident that required the response of the California Highway Patrol, it is essential to request a copy of the CHP collision report. Mounting medical expenses, time lost at work, and property damage from the crash are a few of the immediate concerns you may have after a car accident. However, there may be recourse available in your situation.A CHP report has critical information that can support your personal injury claim and help you obtain fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In this article, our personal injury attorneys explain how to request a copy of a collision report from the California Highway Patrol.How to Request a CHP Incident Report
- The incident date, time, and exact location of the traffic accident.
- List the names of the driver or owner of the vehicle involved.
- State your Party of Interest under California Vehicle Code 20012 as the driver, passenger, vehicle owner, property owner, parent of a minor, or heir.
- Give the address you want the CHP traffic incident report sent to.
- Sign the request for the California Highway Patrol incident report.
- Submit the CHP accident report request with applicable fees.
- Attach a copy of your California driver’s license or identification card to verify if you are a proper Party of Interest for your CHP traffic report request.
- If you do not include a copy of your California driver's license or ID card, then your signature on the CHP incident report request must be notarized by a licensed notary.
You can request a copy of the traffic accident report at any California Highway Patrol office either by going in person or by mail to your local CHP area office.How Much Does a CHP Traffic Collision Report Cost?
The California Highway Patrol office charges $10 for a CHP crash report up to 25 pages and up to $40 if the traffic incident report is 75-100 pages in length. If your CHP police report shows that there are photos available, then it is $5 per CD. If you send a check for a CHP traffic incident report request, make it out to California Highway Patrol.CHP Locations in Sacramento, CA
The addresses and contact numbers to California Highway Patrol area offices in Sacramento are listed below:
North Sacramento Area CHP Office
5109 Tyler Street
Sacramento, CA 95841
South Sacramento Area CHP Office
6 Massie Court
Sacramento, CA 95823
East Sacramento Area CHP Office
11336 Trade Center Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Valley Division CHP Office
2555 1st Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
CHP Sacramento Communications Center
3165 Gold Valley Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
CHP Headquarters in Sacramento
601 North 7th Street
Sacramento, Ca 95831
Speak with a Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney Today
Getting a copy of a CHP traffic report after a car accident in California can be stressful. Have attorney, Ed Smith, and his legal team simplify the process for you. Call our personal injury law firm at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to get started today and receive our free, friendly case advice.
Editor's Note: This page has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. [cha 2.22.21]
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