After an accident that leaves drivers, passengers, or pedestrians seriously hurt in Richmond, innocent victims can be unsure of their rights. It’s important to talk to a legal expert to make sure you don’t make a mistake as insurance agents start to call you and hospital bills begin to pile up.
Reach out to a Richmond Car Accident Lawyer with Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, for a free evaluation on your case to protect yourself from the tricks that insurance companies like to use on victims.
Getting your Accident Report After a Richmond Collision
Be aware that if you have legal representation for your car accident case your attorney will be working to obtain this report for you.
If you require a copy of your report for an accident responded to by a Richmond Police Officer you may find it online by going to the BuyCrash website. You’ll pay around $10 for your report. It will be helpful to have the accident report number the officer should have provided you on the scene of your accident.
You can also request and pick-up an accident report in person. You can visit the Records Section at the Richmond Police Administration Building. They are open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s important to call ahead to find out what information and identification you’ll need to obtain your report. Each report costs $5.
The Richmond Police Administration Building
1721 Lexington Road
Richmond, KY 40475
(At the corner of Lexington Road and Foxhaven Drive)
Accident Reports from the Kentucky State Police
If a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Officer is investigating your accident, perhaps after a collision along Interstate 75, you will be able to find your accident report online. The KSP also allows access to accident reports to victims on the BuyCrash website.
You can also request a copy of your report from the Kentucky State Police Post closest to the location of the collision. KSP Post 7 is in Richmond at 699 EASTERN BYPASS, RICHMOND, KY, 40475. You’ll want to call them to find out what information you’ll need to make your request at (859) 623-2404.
Do I need a lawyer after an accident in Richmond?
For minor accidents that generally involved property damage, you likely won’t need an attorney to get fair treatment for car repairs or a vehicle replacement.
If an accident involves you or a loved one getting seriously hurt, you should talk with a Richmond attorney to go over your options. Insurance agents for the at-fault driver don’t have to inform you of all of your rights and, in fact, they may try to shift blame to you if they can.
Contact a Richmond lawyer with Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, to get a free evaluation of your case and a quick lesson on what tricks insurance companies will likely try to pull to keep you from getting all of the compensation you’ll need to recover.