Do I Have to Call the Cops After a Car Crash?

In Florida, there are two situations you are legally required to contact law enforcement following a traffic crash.

1. The first one is if anyone claims to be injured, and

2. The second is if it appears that there’s $500 of property damage or more.

Your legal obligation under the statute is to contact law enforcement immediately and by the quickest means possible. If you fail to contact law enforcement, it is a non-criminal infraction punishable as a non-moving violation.

I hope this helps you understand your obligations on the roadways. Give us a buzz at 1-800-ASK-DAVE, we’re here to help!