Were you involved in a car accident in the state of Maryland? Did you suffer injuries which required medical treatment or property damages which required repair? Do you plan to claim insurance benefits or file a lawsuit for compensation for these costs? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the first step you can take is recovering a copy of your official Maryland accident report.
This is a document filed by the law enforcement officer who was called to the scene of the crash. In the report, the officer will note all of the specific details of the accident. They will take note of such details as:
As you might imagine, this can be valuable information to have on file. Additionally, a copy of your report can be a helpful tool for your attorney or insurance adjuster, as it will help them to determine causation and establish fault when they decide what kind of settlement you are owed.
While you are not required to have a law enforcement officer file your report, it is a good idea to call an officer to the scene of the crash. Not only will they be able to file a clear and unbiased report, but they will also be able to make sure everyone involved receives the medical attention they need.
Under federal law, anyone who can provide the driver’s name, as well as the date, time, and location of the accident, can access a copy of your official crash report.
In the state of Maryland, you can send a completed accident report request form, as well as the $4.00 processing fee, to the address listed at the bottom of the form. Unfortunately, it can take several days for the state to process your request, and even longer for them to mail a copy of your report to you.
Typically, a copy of your report will become available ten business days from the date of the accident.
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