Do I Have to Call the Police After a Car Accident?
In Florida, it is mandatory to report a car accident to the police if someone is injured or if there is noticeable damage to the vehicles involved. This is because the police need to create an official report of the accident, which can be used to determine who was at fault and file insurance claims. Failure to report an accident can lead to fines and other legal consequences. Additionally, if someone is injured in an accident, it's important to get medical attention as soon as possible, and the police can help by contacting emergency services if needed.
The rule to call the police after an auto accident that results in an injury or vehicular damage is in place for most states, too. In general, it's always a good idea to call the police after a car accident, no matter where you are, and even if there are no injuries, to have an official record of what happened.
For any car accidents in which liability isn’t clear or injuries are serious, it is important to get an experienced attorney by your side. Call (352) 261-6767 for a free consultation with Schackow & Mercadante.
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