Any traffic accident that occurs in the state of Wisconsin and involves injury of a person, $1,000 or more damage to any person’s vehicle or property, or damage of $200 or more to state or other government-owned property, other than a vehicle, must complete a crash report. In most cases, if law enforcement officers are called to the scene of the crash, one of the officers will complete the crash report. However, if law enforcement officers are not at the scene of the crash, then you will need to fill out a crash report and submit it to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). Many insurance companies also require that you obtain a completed crash report if you or another driver file an insurance claim.
You will need the following information in order to complete a crash report:
If any driver involved in the accident is uninsured, then there are additional forms that must be completed under Wisconsin’s safety responsibility law. You can fill the crash report form out online on the website of the Wisconsin DOT. You also can upload a diagram of your crash to the website to include with the crash report form by either scanning or taking a photo and uploading it using a camera or smartphone.
You also can purchase and print a copy of a crash report from the DOT that has occurred within the last 90 days. In order to do so, you will need to know the date of the crash, the name and/or driver’s license number of at least one of the drivers involved in the crash, and the DOT crash report number.
Reporting a traffic accident to the police is only one of the many steps that you should take in the aftermath of an accident. Regardless of the issues that led to the motor vehicle crash that harmed you or your family member, you may very well have a personal injury claim under Wisconsin law. Call Boller & Vaughan today at (608) 268-0268, or contact us online in order to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin personal injury lawyers. Don’t give up on your losses without a fight for what you deserve from those responsible for your injuries.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.