BOTELER RICHARDSON WOLFE
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) is charged with retaining all accident reports in the State of Alabama regardless of the law enforcement agency charged to investigate the car accident. To request an accident report from ALEA you must meet one of the following:
- An individual involved in the crash, i.e., driver, passenger, pedestrian, etc.
- A property owner involved in the crash.
- A utility company involved in the crash.
- A parent or guardian of a minor involved in the crash.
- An insurer or its written designee of a person involved in the crash.
- An owner or lienholder of an automobile involved in the crash.
- An heir (next of kin), personal representative, executor, or another legal representative of the estate of a deceased person involved in the crash.
- A legal representative of a party involved in the crash.
- A news organization or individual qualified to report on the crash.
Know that when requesting an accident report from ALEA it may take 10 business days or more from the date of crash for the crash report to be available online. Given this delay, it may be beneficial to request a car accident report directly from the law enforcement agency that investigated the accident. The following are links to several Alabama municipality police departments:
For smaller Alabama municipalities such as Fairhope, Pell City, Opp, Mountain Brook, Helena, and Demopolis a car accident report may be available online at Crashdocs
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