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When an accident with injuries happens, a law enforcement officer will arrive at the scene, gather evidence, call in medical services, and file an accident report to reflect how the accident occurred.
If you are hurt in a crash and would like to pursue financial compensation from the negligent driver that caused your injuries, multiple factors will affect your ability to file a successful personal injury claim in Colorado.
The first is ensuring you seek medical care and follow all doctor’s orders for the duration of your treatment plan, and another one of many includes gaining access to the police accident report.
Here is how you can obtain a copy of your crash report.
How Do I Obtain a Copy of a Colorado Crash Report?
All Colorado vehicle collision reports are documented and stored through the Colorado Department of Revenue.
If you would like to obtain a copy of your crash report, the following information is needed:
- Name of the Driver
- Date of the Crash
- Case Report Number
- Location of the Accident
Complete form DR2489, which is the Requestor Release and Affidavit of Intended Use, and supply the required fee of $9 and an additional $1 if would like the file to be a certified record, and send it to:
Colorado Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
Driver Control, Room 164
PO Box 173345
Denver Colorado 80217-3345
You may also request a copy of the accident report in person by submitting the same Affidavit at:
Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles
1881 Pierce Street
Lakewood, Colorado 80214
You must allow 90 days for receipt of the accident report by the law enforcement agency and for the data to be entered into the driver’s license system.
The department maintains accident reports for seven years.
How Can I Request an Accident Report Directly from the Colorado Law Enforcement Agency that Filed It?
If a state or local police department filled out a crash report, contact the law enforcement agency directly, using the following accident report request links:
- Colorado State Patrol Accident Report Request
- Arapahoe Sheriff Accident Report Request
- Arvada Police Accident Report Request
- Aurora Police Accident Report Request
- Boulder Police Accident Report Request
- Brighton Police Accident Report Request
- Colorado Springs Police Accident Report Request
- Denver Police Accident Report Request
- Fort Collins Police Accident Report Request
- Grand Junction Police Accident Report Request
- Lakewood Police Accident Report Request
- Thornton Police Accident Report Request
Our Springer & Steinberg Car Accident & Injury Attorneys Will Obtain Your Police Report For You
At Springer & Steinberg, our skilled auto accident lawyers provide a full range of legal representation that includes obtaining police reports and other important documents on our client’s behalf.
We do the legwork — from the beginning of each care through a negotiated settlement or jury verdict — so our clients can focus on regaining their physical and emotional well-being, so they can return to the quality of life they enjoyed before the accident.
If you have been hurt or have tragically lost a loved one to negligent circumstances anywhere in Colorado, contact our skilled personal injury attorneys at Springer & Steinberg by calling 303-861-2800 or online today to discuss the details of your case with a team of legal advocates who care about your future.
Our dedicated Colorado personal injury lawyers provide free consultations for all Colorado residents, and never charge any legal fees unless you make a recovery on your unique case.