What to do after a hit and run in Florida

Move with the flow of traffic to get your car to a safe place. Try your best to stay close to the spot the accident occured. 

Check all passengers and call 911. If you have been in a car accident of any kind, you should call the authorities immediately, even if the accident initially appears to be minor. 

Document as many details as possible. Take photos, write down what you remember, and anything you remember about the other vehicle involved. Try your best not to alter the scene of the accident as you are checking the area and taking photos. 

Don’t leave the scene. Florida state law requires that when an accident occurs, every involved driver must stay at the scene long enough to exchange personal information. This includes gathering information from witnesses. Details you should gather: 

  • Names
  • Phone numbers
  • Addresses 
  • Insurance (If you can, take a picture of their insurance card)
  • Location
  • Date
  • Time of the accident.

File a police report. Sometimes injuries are not immediately apparent at the accident scene, but later worsen in the hours, days, and weeks after an accident. It is always better to call law enforcement and report the accident as soon as possible at the accident scene to prove that the accident occurred and to help show who was at fault in causing the accident.

Talk to witnesses. If anyone saw the hit and run, ask them to stay and give details to the police. If they are unable to stay, ask for their contact information in case the police or insurance company have more questions.

Call an injury attorney. After a hit and run, it’s important to speak with a trusted attorney before you reach out to your insurance company. This will give your attorney a great place to start in building your case and getting the investigation started.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a hit and run accident, it’s important to know that you don’t have to face this difficult time alone. You have rights, and the attorneys at Cappy Law are here to help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve! 

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