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What Happens If You Lose the Card That Police Give You at a Car Accident in Indiana?

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The police in Indiana respond to car accidents almost every day. For each accident, a detailed report must be written. These reports are of paramount importance to insurance claims and are frequently requested by drivers. However, your report is not ready immediately. Instead, the police often give drivers cards with the information necessary to obtain their reports online. Unfortunately, some drivers lose these cards before they can obtain the report.

If you have lost your card, you can still obtain your accident report. However, you might have to contact the police department in charge of your case for the necessary information. Alternatively, you may be able to search for your report using the information you can remember from the crash, such as where it happened and the name of the officer who responded to the scene.

If you have lost the card given to you by the police, our Indiana car accident attorneys can help you obtain your accident report. Not all drivers have internet access to get the report, even with the card. Call our team at Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 for a free case review.

Why Do the Police Give You a Card After a Car Accident in Indiana?

Law enforcement in Indiana takes a unique approach to handling car accidents and crash reports. Instead of disseminating accident reports themselves, the police prefer drivers obtain their reports through an online third party. Indiana drivers can get crash reports from BuyCrash.com for a minor fee shortly after their accident, usually within a few days or so. The card provided by the police contains the necessary information to obtain the report through the BuyCrash digital portal.

Shifting accident reports to an online portal makes it much easier for the police to finish their reports and get them to the drivers involved. It is far easier and faster to simply upload reports to an online portal where drivers can access and download them on their own time. It is also often faster for drivers to get reports this way because they do not have to meet with the police to get their reports.

The police at your crash scene will tell you to keep the card in a safe place until your accident report is ready. Unfortunately, the days after an accident can be a confusing and hectic time for drivers, and these cards are very small and easily lost. Our Indianapolis car accident attorneys can help you get your report if you lost your card.

What Happens If I Lost the Card the Police Gave Me After an Accident in Indiana?

As said previously, losing the card the police give you after a car accident is somewhat common. Do not feel bad for losing this card. Dealing with a car accident can be difficult and traumatic, and keeping track of a small card might feel insignificant. If you did indeed lose your card, there are still ways of obtaining the accident report.

Most accident reports are available online through BuyCrash.com for a small fee. The card contains important information for finding your accident report on the website. However, even without the card, you can still search for your report using the information you can remember.

As an alternative, basic information from the accident can be used to search for your accident report instead. Details such as the location of the accident and your name can be used to find your report. For those who find using the internet a bit more challenging, our Indiana car accident attorneys can help you.

If all else fails, you can contact the police department that handled your case and ask them about how to access your accident report. They can give you any important information that would have been on your card. They might even be able to tell you if your report is ready to be downloaded.

Using the Card from the Police to Obtain an Accident Report in Indiana

If you manage to hang on to your card from the police, you can use it to find your accident report online. The card contains information about what website to visit and what information you need to enter to find your accident report. While many people have a stable internet connection and the skills necessary to navigate the web, some drivers are less technically experienced. Contact our Fort Wayne car accident attorneys for assistance if you need help finding and downloading your crash report.

The card will direct you to BuyCrash.com, where you can download your report. The card may also contain important information about the officer who handled your cases, like their name or other identifying information, that can be used to find your report more easily. Using this card makes finding and downloading your accident report easier and faster.

Can I Get My Accident Report Without the Card from the Police in Indiana?

Even without the card provided to you by the police after an accident, you can still obtain your accident report. Do not think that losing this card dashes all hopes of getting your report. Your report is critical to your car accident case and must be obtained. Insurance companies are unlikely to pay out a claim without an accident report. If you end up filing a lawsuit, the report can be used to track down important evidence and witnesses.

If you still wish to find your report online without a card, the important thing is to use the correct website. Rather than getting reports through the police department's website, Indiana uses BuyCrash.com. Once on this site, you can enter information about your crash to help you search for your report. If you have trouble finding your accident report, you can contact our Indiana car accident attorneys, and we can help you find your report.

If you do not have internet access, you may get your report directly from law enforcement. However, this might be trickier than finding it online. You will need to contact the right department or agency to get your crash report. The police department that responded to your crash is a good place to begin.

Call Our Indiana Car Accident Lawyers for Help

If you were in a car collision in Indiana, the police probably gave you a small card with information about obtaining a crash report. Our Hammond, IN car accident lawyers, can help you if you lose this card. Call the attorneys of Wruck Paupore at (219) 322-1166 about your report and a free initial case evaluation.

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More importantly, Don understands representing personal injury victims is about more than recovering the best settlement: it’s about helping clients get back on their feet and supporting them in every aspect of their recovery.

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In nearly all cases, our clients seek compensation from the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Before forming Wruck Paupore, Jason worked for a prominent law firm representing some of the world’s largest insurers. This experience gives Jason a deep understanding of the insurance industry and the strategies it uses to pay injury victims as little as possible.

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For more than four decades, Keith has been fighting for injury victims. During that time, he’s watched the insurance industry change, with insurers now more interested in protecting their stock price than treating injury victims fairly.

Since the beginning, Keith has put people first. From his childhood in Gary, Indiana during the 1960’s and working his way through law school, Keith has risen to become one of the Midwest’s most respected trial lawyers. He has never forgotten that being a lawyer is about helping people -- and seeing injury victims through struggles in a way that could change their lives forever.

Over the decades, Keith, Don and Jason have fought relentlessly for clients, even when other lawyers have said the case was impossible to win.

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Woman suffering post-concussion syndrome after vehicle rear-ended by tractor trailer.

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James H.

"We are so thankful with how the lawyers and staff handled our case. The folks at Wruck and Paupore were always pleasant and helpful in all their phone calls and letters. It was always a pleasure to get their calls. We were especially pleased with their tenacious pursuit of the goal of full recovery which was far greater than we could have imagined."

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"My case wasn’t very large, but they made it easy to recover damages when the insurance company didn’t even want to cover basic costs. The firm was responsive to my inquiries, and very clear about what was required and what could be expected, during every step of the process."

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"Attorney Wruck did an amazing job in settling my personal injury case. His knowledge and experience specific to semi truck accidents made all of the difference in the outcome of my case; the settlement exceeded my expectations! The staff at his firm was helpful, responsive and caring during a difficult time following a life-altering experience. I highly recommend Attorney Wruck and his firm."

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"Wruck Paupore didn’t just represent me. They truly understood my case, but also what I lost. They simply refused to quit. Professional, accessible, informative, transparent, immensely qualified and completely honest. I basically trusted this firm with my future. One decision I’ll never regret. There’s a certain peace of mind you feel when professionals of this level have your back."

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