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What to Do In Case of an Accident

Posted September 27, 2020 10:21 AM

If you've ever been in a vehicle accident around CAPE CORAL, FL, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight and know what to do.

Let's review what you should do in case of an accident in CAPE CORAL, FL:

When an accident occurs, you should always stop. Leaving the scene of an accident is considered a crime in FL, even if it's not your fault. And hit-and-run penalties are fairly severe, possibly resulting in steep fines, loss of your driver's license or even jail time in our local CAPE CORAL lockup.

Most places, including FL, require that you try to help someone who is injured by calling for help or performing first aid if you are able.

Warn other CAPE CORAL motorists by putting out flares, using your flashers or lifting your hood.

Call 911 as soon as possible. Tell the operator if medical or fire help is needed.

Always file a police report. It's tempting to skip this if everything seems to be ok. But without a police report, the other guy can say whatever he wants about the accident later, and you won't have an objective report to help defend yourself.

Discuss the accident only with the police. Emotions are strong after an accident and we naturally want to talk about it – don't. Never admit fault or guilt to anyone, including the police officer. Sometimes we may feel at fault, but in the eyes of FL law, the other guy may be responsible.

Truthfully give the officer the facts: such as, "I was going 35 miles per hour," or, "I was going 55 kilometers per hour," not, "I wasn't speeding." Remember, anything you say to the officer or anyone else can be used against you.

Also get the officer's name and badge number and ask where you can get a copy of the accident report.

Get the facts on the driver and owner of the other vehicle:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver's license number and expiration
  • Insurance information

Also take down a description of the other vehicle, license plate and vehicle identification number (VIN). Most insurance companies don't record license plate numbers, so the VIN is the best way to track the vehicle.

Ask witnesses, including passengers, to wait for the police. If they can't wait, ask for contact information and request that they write a brief description of what they saw. If someone refuses to leave their name, write down their license plate number so the police can track them down later if necessary.

Always call your insurance agent or your FL auto insurance company's 800 number.

Call or see your local CAPE CORAL physician if you think you may have been injured.

We here at Superior Auto Care hope that you never have to use this information and wish you happy travels.

Superior Auto Care
2112 DEL PRADO BLVD S
CAPE CORAL, FL 33990
(239) 574-2121
http://www.superiorautocare.net



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