Durham Government Services
As you navigate life after your automobile accident, even if you have an attorney handling your case, it may be useful to understand what government services are available in the Durham area. If the person driving the vehicle who hit you was given a citation for the accident, you may be asked to attend the court date to provide testimony. The police department may be an important resource regarding your accident report as well the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. Further, if you are disabled as a result of your accident, you should know what services are available to you.
The information provided on this page could prove very important to your personal injury claim. Links to each government service’s website have been provided, as well as pertinent contact information. If you have not spoken with a personal injury attorney about your accident, you may consider calling an attorney in your area.
DURHAM COUNTY COURTHOUSE
510 South Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-808-3000 (Administration)
You may be asked to appear in court for charges filed against the at-fault driver in your accident. If you wish to file civil charges without the aid of an attorney, you may have to interact with the Clerk of Superior Court.
DURHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
510 South Dillard Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0897
If someone from the sheriff’s office responds to the scene of your accident, they may write your accident report. You may have to contact the Records Department to obtain a copy of your report. The Sheriff’s Office is located inside the courthouse building.
DURHAM COUNTY LIBRARY
300 N. Roxboro St. Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0100
The Durham County Library has multiple locations and may prove to be a resource for information related to your car accident and subsequent recovery. You may also wish to utilize their collection of leisure books and movies while you heal from your injuries.
U.S. POST OFFICE
323 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 683-1188
55 TW Alexander Dr, Durham, NC 27709
Phone: (919) 420-5230
3710 Shannon Rd, Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 321-4538
1801 Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-7261
1100 N Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 321-4510
DURHAM POLICE DEPARTMENT
505 W Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-4322
The Police Department may be able to help you locate your accident report if it was written by a police officer. You may be contacted by the department if criminal charges have been filed against the at-fault driver in the accident or if you are involved in a wrongful death case.
Phone: (919) 715-7000
Contact the DMV if you wish to obtain your accident report. You may submit form and pay fees in person at:
DMV Headquarters, 1100 New Bern Ave. Raleigh, NC 27697
Or mail a money order or personal check for $5.00 to:
N.C. DMV Traffic Records Section, 3105 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-3105
You may also contact the DMV to procure your driving record.
DURHAM COUNTY DETENTION CENTER
219 South Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0912
DURHAM COUNTY EMS
402 Stadium Dr. Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 560-8285
Contact Durham County EMS if you wish to obtain a copy of your itemized billing statement and medical records.
DURHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
2008 E Club Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 560-4242
The Fire Department may provide emergency medical services to you after an accident.
NC Department of Health and Human Services, 2001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
Phone: (919) 855-4800
After an accident, you may be partially or permanently disabled in some capacity. To determine if you are eligible for disability services, contact Disability Determination Services through the Department of Health and Human Services at: http://dds.its.state.nc.us/
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-4366
Visit this website for all things related to public transportation in Durham, North Carolina. If you would like further information about transportation after your car is damaged in an accident, please see: https://wallacepierce.com/durham-transportation/
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY
200 East Main Street, 2nd Floor, Old Courthouse, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 560-0715
If your accident involved a vehicle owned by Durham County, then the Office of the County Attorney may communicate with you or your lawyer regarding your medical expenses and injuries.
NC STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
Troop C Headquarters, 1831 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 733-7952
A NC State Trooper may respond to the scene of your accident. If you wish to obtain your accident report, use the online search tool at the link provided.