If you’re looking for an Oregon Accident Report, you’ve found it. Click the link to view, download and/or print the official Oregon Department of Transportation Oregon Accident Report PDF. According to the Oregon DMV, you must file an Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report (Form 735-32) with DMV within 72 hours when:
- Damage to the vehicle you were driving is over $1,500;
- Damage to any vehicle is over $1,500 and any vehicle is towed from the scene as a result of damages from this accident;
- Injury or death resulted from this accident; or
- Damages to any one person’s property other than a vehicle involved in this accident is over $1,500.
Car Accident in areas open to the public for the use of motor vehicles must be reported. Some drivers who are in car accidents offer to fix the damage and try to get the other driver not to file a report. If you agree to do this, you are breaking the law if the amount of damage is more than $1,500. Always remember to keep a copy of your report for your own records.
If you were in a collision and the other party did not have insurance, you can report the collision to DMV. However, the accident may also go on your driving record, if you do not clearly indicate on the accident report that the accident does not meet mandatory reporting criteria.
Note: You must fill out an Oregon Traffic Accident and Insurance Report (Form 735-32) and return it to DMV if you meet the criteria above even if a police officer files a report. A police report does not satisfy or remove your requirement to file an accident report with DMV. You must do that yourself.
You May Be Eligible for Diminished Value.
You may also be able to file a Diminished Value Claim to recover the value loss even if your vehicle is completely repaired. This can be from several hundred dollars to tens of thousands. Visit Diminished Value of Oregon or submit the form to your right to Find out if you qualify and receive a free estimate of how much diminished value you have.
Is Your Vehicle A Total Loss?
If your vehicle is totaled, that means it is a total loss. Diminished Value of Oregon can help you obtain the full value of your vehicle. It is estimated that over 90% of victims of Total Loss settle for at least three thousand dollars less than if they had retained an Auto Appraiser to prepare a Fair Market Retail Value Appraisal for their vehicle.