If you were injured in a car accident in Dublin, you need a copy of your Ohio Crash Report to support your compensation claim. Insurance companies use this document to determine fault for the accident, which is a key factor in your settlement or verdict.
Crash reports are written by the responding officer. Around here, that’s usually the Dublin Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, or the Ohio Highway Patrol. The document summarizes an officer’s accident investigation. It includes details like crash factors, injuries, and vehicle damage.
Reports by agencies throughout the state are maintained by the Ohio Department of Public Safety (DPS) with online access through the Ohio Crash System (OCS). Local agencies may also provide copies of reports they produce. Copies cost about $4 and are usually available 5-10 days after an accident. Access to crash photography is also available.
You can skip the hassle and look up your report using the form on this page:
If you want to go through the state to get a copy of your crash report, here’s how: Search the online DPS system by crash number, county, date, or the names of people involved. Register and pay the copy fee. Once the credit card payment goes through, your report will be viewable to you for 72 hours. To view and download photos, you will use a link emailed to you about 24-48 hours after payment is processed. The link typically expires in 14 days. The state crash system also accepts written requests for copies by mail, email, and fax. Make requests to OSHP Central Records.
Help for injured car accident victims
Getting a copy of your Ohio Crash Report can be a hassle. If you have a Dublin car accident attorney, they can get a copy of the report for you.