What to Do After a Car Accident: Checklist

There is a doubt that the visual aspect of a checklist reinforces things you may tend to forget — especially in an emergency situation where there are confusion and uncertainty! Once you have located a resource page that makes sense to you, it’s always useful to download it to your device or print a copy for yourself. With this in mind, we have included both options at the end of this page. 

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What to Do After a Car Accident

  • Check for injuries if you are able; both for yourself and passengers.
  • Call 9-1-1 to establish your location and medical or fire urgency. 
  • Remain on the line with the operator if you can, until help arrives.
  • Stay ‘in place’ if you have injuries or the impact was significant.
  • Turn on the emergency blinkers; sound the horn if traffic gets close.
  • If the accident is minor, pull over out of traffic as best you can.
  • Always get a medical assessment (on-scene or during the same day).
  • Never assume and make statements that you haven’t been injured.
  • Stick to the facts, do not discuss responsibility with anyone.
  • All drivers must show a valid drivers’ license, and proof of insurance.
  • Obtain the investigating officer’s card with the case # notated.
  • Call the insurance carrier to report the incident within policy deadlines.
  • Contact a local personal injury attorney for a free case evaluation.

When it comes to a real-life situation, a free conversation with a personal injury lawyer is always a good move. Speaking with an established local accident attorney may very well determine whether or not you recover what you deserve. 

What to Do After a Car Accident Checklist 

(PDF download) (Printable

Keep a hard copy of our checklist in your glove box, just in case your phone is lost or unusable after a traffic crash!   

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Locations


Ft. Pierce Office
302 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 464-4600
Fax: (772) 465-4747
Port St. Lucie Office
1887 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Phone: (772) 344-7770
Fax: (772) 344-3838
Okeechobee Office
402 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 357-5800
Fax: (863) 763-2237
Vero Beach Office
2101 15th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 794-7774
Fax: (772) 794-7773