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Florida Car Accident Police Report FAQs

Being involved in a car accident can leave you feeling confused, in shock, and traumatized. Not knowing what to do after an accident can exacerbate these feelings even further.

When it comes to obtaining a police report, there are a few things you should be aware of. Keep reading to learn the answers to some of your questions about obtaining a police report after being involved in a car accident.


Does an accident need to be severe to warrant a police report?

No. You should call the police to make a report if you’re involved in an accident, no matter how severe. This is especially true if you plan to file a claim for your property damages.

Do I need to call the police to make a report even if I don’t think I’m injured?

Yes. It’s common for injured accident victims not to feel any pain for hours, days, or even weeks following an accident. Just because you don’t feel hurt at the scene of the accident doesn’t mean you’re not injured.

Will the police report be immediately available to me?

No. It can take up to 10 days for a police report to be processed and available to you. This is why it’s crucial that you obtain the police report number from the investigating officer once they’re finished collecting the necessary information.

What is included in a Florida Traffic Crash Report?

Your Florida Traffic Crash Report should include the following information:

  • Where and when the accident took place
  • Descriptions of all vehicles involved in the crash
  • Names and contact information for all drivers and passengers, as well as information on the vehicles each person was driving or riding in
  • Names and contact information for people who witnessed the accident
  • Name and badge number of the police officer investigating the wreck

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