If you are involved in a car accident in Florida, you should:
- Stay at the scene of the accident: Florida law requires that you remain at the scene of the accident and provide your personal and vehicle information to the other driver(s) involved.
- Call the police: If there are injuries or damages over $500, you are required to report the accident to the police. If the accident is minor and there are no injuries, you may be able to exchange information with the other driver(s) and file a report with the Florida Highway Patrol or your local police department at a later time.
- Get medical attention: If you or anyone else involved in the accident is injured, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Document the accident: Take photos of the accident scene, the damages to the vehicles, and any injuries you or anyone else sustained. Write down the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw the accident.
- Contact your insurance company: You should report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible.
It’s important to note that Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state, which means that your own insurance company will cover your medical bills and lost wages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. However, you may be able to seek compensation from the other driver if you were seriously injured or the damages were significant.
Contact a Florida Licensed Attorney today to discuss your options.