|The cost of a Police report in Massachusetts typically ranges from $6 to $20, depending on the how you obtain it. You will likely need to provide information such as the report number, your name, drivers license number, vehicle plate number, the date/time of accident, location of accident, who was involved in the accident, your mailing address, phone number, and email.|
|North Andover Police Department offer's 2 ways to get a copy of your accident report:|
|In Person: North Andover Police Department, 1475 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA 01845|
In Massachusetts, accident reports are open to the public. Based on Massachusetts law, everyone can see these reports unless there's a special rule stopping them. Still, some details might be hidden to keep people's privacy or if they're sensitive for investigations.
In Massachusetts, you can get an accident report online or through the mail. Online, head to the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) and enter details about the crash and the driver or car involved. This will cost you $20 per report. If you prefer mail, fill out a Crash Report Request Form and mail it to the RMV with $20 for each report, either by check or money order. Another option is to ask the local police who looked into the crash for their report. Be mindful that they might ask for a fee for the report.
If you have a car crash in Massachusetts, here's what to do:
- Stay Safe: Stop and move out of traffic. Don't leave unless the police say it's okay. If you leave after causing harm or damage, you might get into legal trouble3.
- Call for Help: Dial 911. Tell them if anyone's hurt and ask for medical help if needed. Also, let the local police or patrol know about the crash. If there's an injury, death, or damage over $1,0004, you must report it.
- See a Doctor: Even if you think you're okay, get checked. Some injuries show up later. It also proves your injuries if you ask for money later.
- Share Details: Swap names, addresses, phone numbers, driver's license details, car plates, and insurance info with everyone involved. Also, note down details of anyone who saw the crash.
- Talk to the Police: Be honest and help them understand what happened. But don't say it was your fault or blame others. They'll decide who caused it.
- Take Pictures: If you can, snap photos of the crash spot, cars, road, signs, and any injuries or damage. They can help show what happened.
- Call Your Insurer: Let your insurance company know about the crash. Give them crash details and your policy number. Tell them if you plan to claim from the other person's insurer or think of suing.
People need a Massachusetts crash report for the following reasons:
- Legal Requirement: If someone is part of an accident causing injury, death, or damage exceeding $1,000, they must submit a Motor Vehicle Crash Operator Report to the RMV within 5 days4. This report assists the RMV in recording and understanding accidents.
- Assistance with Insurance: A crash report provides crucial details about the accident like the date, place, those involved, vehicles, injuries, damages, and what led to the crash. Such details aid their insurance company in efficiently handling their claim.
- Legal Evidence: Should they choose to take legal action against another party for damages, a crash report acts as evidence. It helps establish fault and determines the extent of damage sustained.
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