Fund Capital America provides police report retrieval for law firms to reduce their workload and save time. Police reports offer invaluable evidence in legal proceedings. They provide credible details from the scene of an accident, help answer questions, and fill in information gaps. However, obtaining an accident report from a police department can be tedious and time-consuming. Fund Capital America has the means to make the process smoother so your firm can focus on litigation.
A police report is often the primary source of information used during negotiations with insurance companies and discussions with other parties involved in a case. It can also be used as evidence during a trial. After an incident such as a car accident, it can be hard to remember all the details. A detailed written account from a law enforcement officer provides a formal and accurate perspective.
An official record of an accident, a police report can contain information such as:
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Police reports can take time to obtain for many reasons. The department may have other priority cases, such as burglaries or shootings, to draft reports on. Every report requires supervisor approval and may need to be revised or rewritten. Oftentimes, the delay is due to process requirements or a backlog in requests. To request a police report, you must follow the department’s procedure, pay a fee, and meet specific requirements.
A police department’s procedures for obtaining a report don’t always align with the schedule for legal proceedings. Delays can add up if you need to obtain multiple reports. However, Fund Capital America has access to resources that save time and money and streamline the police report retrieval process. We help ensure all information relevant to a claim is available when you and your legal team need it.
Retrieving just one police report requires filling out forms, paying fees, and making phone calls. We offer an online service to obtain a range of reports in fewer steps. It streamlines the gathering of evidence and automates the claims settlement process. Our online police report retrieval portal helps improve efficiency by obtaining reports quickly and verifying insurance and registration information, a vehicle’s accident history, and accident, toxicology, and coroner reports.
Our simplified process helps eliminate duplicate report orders. We can perform interactive searches that quickly yield the information needed for your case. All documents are secure, so there’s no risk to your client or law firm.
In addition to obtaining all required information, our police report retrieval services offer the following benefits:
A written request must be submitted to the LAPD’s Records & Identification Division. Only authorized individuals will receive reports, and only after paying a fee and providing the appropriate information, such as the names and addresses of the victims.
Yes. Police reports are considered public records. Under the Public Records Act, you have the right to request police reports. However, exceptions apply if the information could jeopardize an investigation or endanger the safety of a person involved.
State law requires filing a police report within 24 hours of a car accident that involves an injury or death. The report must be filed with a local police department or the California Highway Patrol.
In California, police reports are kept on file permanently. There’s no time limit or expiration date. Once it’s filed, the report becomes a permanent record of an incident and is saved by the agency that created it.
At Fund Capital America, our experts use an online report retrieval tool that is fast and efficient. They also answer your questions, explain all the steps to accessing information, and deliver all the relevant documents. Every document received is secure and private.
Our police report retrieval service streamlines the workload of law firms and helps them serve clients more effectively. Located in Los Angeles, we are familiar with all local police departments and their processes. Fill out our online form, or call us at (855) 870-2274, and our qualified experts will help you obtain the accident and police reports you need to support your claim and build a client’s case.
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