If you have ever been involved in a car accident in Caldwell County, TX (or anywhere, for that matter), you surely understand how overwhelming and frustrating they can be.
The actual accident is just the beginning, as the aftermath to be dealt with can be almost as stressful, and can be complicated even further if your accident occurred outside any of the incorporated towns and cities within the county in which you live.
In Caldwell County, you will need to speak with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office to get a copy of a Caldwell County accident report. The sheriff’s office is tasked with preparing and sending a comprehensive report, filled out by the officer at the scene of the accident, to the state. It is strongly recommended that you get a copy of this report for yourself as well.
It’s one of the first things we do here at Sandoval & James for our clients who have been hurt or injured in a car accident.
If you were recently in a car accident in Caldwell County and would like a copy of the car accident report or other important documents, please feel free to contact us online or call us at (512) 382-7707 and we can help get them for you.
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If your accident was inside the borders of one of the cities in Caldwell County, such as Lockhart or Martindale, you will need to touch base with that city’s police department instead of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.
If the police did not attend your accident because it was minor and there were no injuries and minimal damage, it is still important to make sure an accurate police report is filed. You can contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, or check out their website for more information on how to file a police report for a car accident in Caldwell County, TX.
Steps for Getting An Accident Report in Caldwell County, TX
You will need to contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office after you have been involved in a collision in Caldwell County to get a copy of your official car crash report. You have a few options at your disposal.
There are typically two types of reports generated. The first is an accident report that will be submitted to the state by the officer who created it, and the second is a self-report that is used for insurance purposes.
In Texas, crash reports are expected to be processed and ready to be reviewed no more than 10 days after an accident occurs.
How to Get a Caldwell County Car Accident Report by Phone
If you are looking to get the full accident report, you can contact the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department at 512-398-6777 and speak with the officer on duty about submitting an open records request. They are also available via fax (512) 398-1814 or by email at PIARequest@co.caldwell.tx.us.
How to Get a Caldwell County Car Accident Report Online
To get a copy of your public car accident report online, you can use the Texas online Crash Records Information System. To use the system, you must know the legal name of the person involved in the accident or their driver’s license number.
This will get you a copy of the public report available to anyone. To get a copy of the longer report, which may include confidential information, you must submit an open records request with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department.
The form is available on their website and as mentioned above you also can email their records department about getting a copy of this report.
How to Get a Caldwell County Car Accident Report in Person
If you would like to submit a request for your official car accident report in person, you can go to the Sheriff’s office and speak with an officer directly. Their address is:
1204 Reed Drive
Lockhart, Texas 78644
Monday – Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
How to Get a Caldwell County Car Accident Report by Mail
To request a copy of your Caldwell County car accident report through the mail, you can send a self-addressed envelope to:
Caldwell County District Attorney, Attn: Public Information Officer, 1703 S. Colorado Street, Box #5, Lockhart, TX 78644.
You will also need to include a written request of what you are looking for and the payment for the report by either check or money order.
How Much Does an Accident Report in Caldwell County, TX Cost?
The cost to use Texas’s crash reporting system to download your report is a standard $6.00-$8.00 depending on whether you are getting an unverified or verified report.
Speak with the team at Sandoval & James about how you can get a free copy of your Caldwell County car accident report.
Contact a Caldwell County Car Accident Lawyer About Your Police Report
Trying to get your car accident report can be confusing and time-consuming and lead to unnecessary stress. This report is however a necessary part of the process and one that can impact future insurance claims or legal proceedings related to your car accident.
Our knowledgeable staff has extensive experience collecting the necessary documents regarding car accidents and would be happy to help. If you have questions about what to do when you get in a car accident, the proper way to get these documents, or would like our assistance in doing so, please give our office a call.
The team here at Sandoval & James can help you get the documents you need and sit down with you for a free case consultation, answering any questions related to your accident.