How To Get a Police Accident Report in Fullerton CA

GK Legal is ready to help any victim hurt in a Fullerton traffic accident by a careless driver. We assist drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists in getting what’s fair from at-fault drivers and their car insurance providers.

Car insurance companies can try to point the finger of blame at you, no matter what a Fullerton Police collision report says. They may also try to downplay your injuries so they can offer you less support as you heal. A Fullerton car accident lawyer represents protection from these insurance tactics to make sure you and your family receive every benefit available as you recover.

If you have a personal injury lawyer, your lawyer will be securing a police accident report for you. Your car insurance agent may also attempt to get this report for you. If you decide to secure the report yourself, the information below should help you find and request it.

How Do I Get an Accident Report from the Fullerton Police Department?

If you are in an accident investigated by the Fullerton Police Department you have an online option for getting a copy of the collision report.

Once you’ve allowed for a week or so for the report to be submitted by the police officer, you can search for it using The LexisNexis BuyCrash website.  You’ll search for your accident on the department’s database. Having a date and a case number will help. You may pay around $15 dollars for the report.

Requests can also be made via US Postal Mail by submitting a notarized written request and a check/money order in the amount of $20.00. You can print out a Report Request Form and fill it out.

Mail the request to:
Fullerton Police Department
Attention: Records Bureau
237 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

You can find out more about securing your accident report and who can request it on the Fullerton Police Department’s website.

California Highway Patrol Fullerton Accident Reports

The California Highway Patrol responds to many accidents along local highways and freeways like the Orange Freeway or Highway 91. At times they also handle some accidents on Fullerton streets.

To obtain a Fullerton accident report after a collision is investigated by the CHP, you’ll visit the California Highway Patrol website to obtain a report request form.

Complete the form and deliver it to the CHP office closest to where your accident happened or mail it in. The CHP branch closest to you or your accident scene might be one of several locations. The office would likely be one of these three:

(670) Westminster

13200 Goldenwest Street

Westminster, CA 92683

(714) 622-3600

(675) Santa Ana

2031 E. Santa Clara Ave.

Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 338-5500

(550) Santa Fe Springs

10051 Orr and Day Road

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

(562) 868-0503


Do I Need a Lawyer After a Fullerton Car Accident?

If your accident only amounts to property damage or a few minor bruises, you probably won’t need a Fullerton lawyer to get compensated for your repairs and perhaps an emergency room visit.

When your injuries are more serious, car insurance companies start to become unhelpful. They look for ways to avoid paying you for what you’ve been through. This is when a Fullerton car accident lawyer from GK Legal can be a big help.

Your lawyer will fully investigate your case and collect all evidence available so that a car insurance adjuster can’t try to change the facts of what happened. Your lawyer also negotiates your settlement and will help you identify “lowball” settlement offers that leave you paying for some of your own medical bills out of your own savings. Your lawyer rejects these claims and demands more for you and your family.

Contact a Fullerton Car Accident Lawyer

Victims who suffer serious injuries due to another driver’s mistake must take action to ensure they have everything they need during recovery. They’ll receive stacks of medical bills at a time when they may be losing paychecks while an injury keeps them away from their jobs. Victims can also get behind on their normal monthly bills like car payments or rent if they don’t get help.

Having a skilled Fullerton Car Accident Lawyer lets you focus on healing, while GK Legal handles the frustrating claims process. We work to maximize the insurance claim you receive. And we don’t ask for any payment unless we win your case. Our fee then gets paid out of the settlement you receive.

Contact GK Legal for a free, no-obligation consultation today.