If you are in a car accident in Laurel, Maryland here is some advice for getting your police report.

Our home, Laurel, Maryland, is a diverse community, spread across multiple counties and that often leads our clients to confusion concerning where and how to get the police report applicable to their cases.

The City of Laurel is fully in Prince George's County but outlying sections of Laurel stray into Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties. So if you are in a car crash and don't know which police department investigated it, you can be in for a lot of work.

There are two additional complications to this pursuit. They are the fact that the Baltimore-Washington Parkway cuts through Laurel and is federal property and the fact that Laurel has its own police force which investigates crashes within its city limits.

Thus one can be in a Laurel, Md. car accident and find that the post-crash investigation was performed by one of six different police departments.

So how does Clark and Steinhorn, LLC go about this process? The answer is that we establish where the crash happened and reduce the scope of our inquiries. If you car accident happened on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway that is the province of the U.S. Park Police. If your crash happened on 198 West of I-95 that is Montgomery County. On 198 East of 197 that is likely Anne Arundel County.

North of the Patuxent River is Howard County and inside the Laurel city limits it can be either Laurel Police or Prince George's County Police. It is not a perfect system but it can save a lot of time and effort to know where your car or truck accident happened.

If you are having trouble give us a call.

 

Robert V. Clark
Maryland Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer
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