Police reports contain valuable information about who was in the accident, who witnessed the crash, and the police officer’s investigation of the wreck. If you were hurt in an accident, then you want to get a copy of the police officer’s report for a few reasons. You may, understandably, be curious about what happened to you. Additionally, you need to know what’s in the report because it may be useful in preparing your case and anticipating the defense’s arguments.
How to Get Your Police Report in Cedar Rapids
The first thing that you need to do is to get a copy of the Cedar Rapids Police Department Request for Record Form. You can do this by clicking on the link provided on the Cedar Rapids Police Department Website (Request for Record) or by going to the Cedar Rapids Police Department located at 505 1st St SW in Cedar Rapids.
Once you have the form, you must complete it entirely and return it to the Police Department with a $5 fee. You can return the form by:
- Mailing it to the Cedar Rapids Police Department, 505 1st St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404. If you do this, then you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the police department to send the report to you.
- Dropping the form off at the Cedar Rapids Police Department between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Getting the Police Report Is One Step in Your Recovery
Contacting an experienced Cedar Rapids car accident injury lawyer is another critical step in your recovery. If you suffered injuries in a car crash, then we encourage you to contact Hupy and Abraham today for a free, no-obligation consultation. For more than 50 years, our law firm has helped Midwesterners protect their rights and get the car accident compensation they deserve. Call us or start a live chat with us at any time to learn more.