Free Crash Report
Not only do we offer free consultations, but if you were injured in a car accident in Illinois due to someone else’s fault, we at Marker & Crannell will obtain, pay for and give you a free copy of your Illinois Traffic Crash Report (a.k.a. police report or crash report).
After a car accident in Illinois, people often wonder, “How do I get my police report?” or “When can I get my police report?” The answer is different depending on which police department responded to the scene and drafted the report.
We Will Get Your Car Accident Police Report For You At No Charge
Sometimes, police reports are available online. Sometimes, you have to mail a check with a FOIA request. This means that sometimes we can get the police report the same day as your request, but other times, it might take a few days for us to get the report. Either way, let us deal with the hassle so you don’t have to do it yourself. We’ll give you your police report for free even if you don’t sign up with our firm.
The best way to start the case evaluation and free consultation process is to get the official police report. Once we have that, our office will contact you to schedule your free consultation but don’t be shy. If you have questions about your potential case, you can call us anytime.
You should have your driver’s license, the driver information exchange, motorist report and/or the other driver’s information handy to fill out the form above. All of the information you submit is required to order your crash report.
Remember, to get a free police report courtesy of our office, the following must be true:
- You were injured
- It happened in a car accident
- It happened in Illinois
- The other driver was at fault
If you aren’t sure who was at fault for the collision, you can fill out the form as best you can or call us and we can help figure that out with you over the phone.
What Is The Difference Between A Police Report, A Motorist Report And A Driver Information Exchange?
A police report is entitled Illinois Traffic Crash Report and is authored by the police officer who responded to the crash. It will contain the name and contact information of all the drivers, insurance information for all vehicles, information about the road conditions, lighting, weather, impact, property damage, and witnesses and contain a narrative report based on observations and statements from the drivers and witnesses.
Illinois Traffic Crash Report a/k/a Police Report
The Illinois Traffic Crash Report will also contain a drawing of the crash. It looks like this:
A motorist report will be filled out by the drivers involved in the crash and sent to the state of Illinois to track accident statistics. It looks like this:
Driver Information Exchange
A driver information exchange is typically what is handed to the drivers involved in the crash before the officer leaves the scene. It will contain contact information for the drivers involved as well as insurance information. A driver information exchange looks like this: