After an accident, it is very important to obtain a copy of the police report. The report should contain information about the other driver, their insurance coverage, and other details about the accident which will be important for your accident claim. If an accident happens in St. Tammany Parish, how you get the report depends on the law enforcement agency that responded.
But, before you go through all the trouble of tracking down the report, give us a call! At Flattmann Law, we offer a FREE report review, regardless of whether you decide to hire us.
Tips At The Accident Scene:
As discussed in some of our other articles, we highly recommend that you obtain all of the information you can at the accident scene, including photos of the accident scene and the other driver’s license, insurance card, and registration. While the police officer will tell you that all of that information will be in the report, the report may take weeks to become available. In turn, if you have to wait on the report, you may not be able to make any progress with your insurance claim in the meantime.
Make sure to note the law enforcement agency that responded to the accident (ie. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff, State Police, Covington PD, etc.). Also make sure to ask for the “Item” or report number. This will help identify the report when it is available.
How Do I Get The Report?:
How to obtain the report depends on which agency responded. Most reports can be obtained online, but keep in mind that police reports can take a week or more to become available. Our advice is that you start checking online, starting the day after the wreck and even call the agency to make sure you have the correct police item/report number. Below are links to several of the most common agencies that may respond to St. Tammany Parish car accidents:
- Louisiana State Police: https://crashreports.dps.la.gov/
- St. Tammany Parish Sheriff: STPSO - Public Records Center (govqa.us)
Reports from the following agencies can be obtained through Lexis Nexis at: https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/ui/home
- Covington City Police
- Mandeville City Police
- Slidell City Police
- Hammond City Police
We Can Get The Report And Review It With You FOR FREE!
Before you go through the trouble of tracking down the accident report, call us! We will review your report with you FOR FREE, regardless of whether you decide to hire us for your car accident case.
Have You Been Injured In A Car Accident In St. Tammany Parish?
If you have been injured in a car accident in St. Tammany Parish, contact us online or call our Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. Flattmann Law serves clients on the Northshore, including Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Folsom, Madisonville, Goodbee, Hammond, Lacombe, Pearl River, and Slidell.