Fort Myers Accident Lawyers: Have You Registered Your Emergency Contact Information?

by Carmen Dellutri on October 10, 2012

Cape Coral personal injury attorneyIf you were in a serious Fort Myers motor vehicle accident, would emergency responders be able to locate your loved ones immediately? To make sure police have the details they need, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is encouraging Floridians to register their emergency contact information.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and Julie L. Jones, executive director of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, are teaming up to designate the first week in October as Register Your Emergency Contact
Information Week. The database was created following the 2005 death of Tiffiany Olson. It took six hours for law enforcement to contact her mother because her contact information was not readily available. Her mother, Christine Olson, helped lead the effort to launch the database. 

“Keeping our loved ones safe is something all Floridians can relate to,” Atwater said. “It is equally important to plan ahead in the event of a serious accident. Registering your emergency contact information for our law enforcement agencies across the state helps ensure that our loved ones can be informed as soon as possible.”

Holders of a current Florida driver license or ID card can enter up to two contacts. You can register for free either online or at a driver license office, including those operated by tax collectors. The information is only available to law enforcement in the event of an emergency.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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