THP Reports: What You Need To Know

THP Reports: What You Need To Know

If you are seriously injured in a car accident in Tennessee, you may need a THP report to help you receive compensation for the damages and injuries you sustain. What exactly is a THP report, though? How do you get one, and why might you need it in the first place?

Here’s everything you need to know:

What To Do Immediately After a Car Accident in Tennessee

After being involved in a crash, it is best that you contact Tennessee authorities and report the incident as soon as possible.

In fact, you are required to report an accident that involves a death, injury, or property damage greater than $50. Since any amount of bodywork will cost more than $50, you are essentially expected to report all car accidents in the state.

Shortly after you report the collision, the police should arrive on the scene, ask some questions, and create an accident report. If the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) arrives, they will write up a THP report.

Why You Might Need a THP Report

You will require medical attention if you are seriously injured in an accident, and as you are likely aware, medical care in the U.S. is not cheap. Your treatment will probably cost thousands, and depending on the extent of your injuries, you may miss weeks or months of work. The silver lining is that you can obtain compensation for these losses from an insurance company.

Still, in order to obtain that money, you will need to convince the provider that another driver was responsible for the accident. A THP report may help you prove that. And such a report will be especially important if an insurance company tries to deny your claim. Your personal injury attorney will use it as a piece of evidence to support your claim.

How To Obtain a THP Report

The first thing you need to determine before you can obtain a THP report for a particular accident is whether one even exists. Tennessee Highway Patrol does not respond to every traffic accident, meaning local or county police could potentially respond instead. While they will create a police report, that report won’t be a THP report.

Assuming one has been made, there are several ways that you can obtain the THP report of your accident:


Perhaps the easiest way to get a THP report in the modern age is to make an online request. You can click on a link on the THP website to request a copy of the report. It will cost you $10, which must be paid by credit card. You are also required to provide the agency with identifying information that proves you are eligible to acquire the report in the first place.

By Mail

If you can afford to wait a little longer, you can instead request the report by mail. You’ll need to include the same information that you provided for the online report, but it only costs $4. You must pay for the report by money order, check, or cashier’s check.

In Person

Finally, you can request the report in person. There are district offices in every Tennessee district where you can make the request. If an office is close to where you live, this is a good way to save money and get a report quickly.

You must wait approximately seven days after the accident for the report to be ready. And once again, you will be required to provide identifying information and $4.

A THP Report May Help You Get Fair Compensation After a Tennessee Car Accident

Proving negligence is a key factor in getting fair compensation from an insurance company. Having a police report that supports your claim can help you with that claim. The information above can make getting that report easy.

Contact the Nashville Car Accident Attorneys at Labrum Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers Today

For more information, please contact the Nashville car accident law firm of Labrum Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers, to schedule a free consultation today.

We proudly serve Nashville, Brentwood, and its surrounding areas in Tennessee:

Labrum Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers – Nashville
315 Deaderick St, Suite 1525
Nashville, TN 37238

(615) 685-8546

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Brentwood, TN 37027

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