Port Charlotte is a vibrant community in Southwest Florida. Unfortunately, car accidents do happen. If you have been injured in a car accident, the first thing to do is call 911 or the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office. They will dispatch a deputy to the scene, and an ambulance, if needed. The sheriff's deputy will investigate the accident and file a report. You should go to a nearby emergency room or urgent care to be evaluated, even if you don't have obvious injuries. HCA Florida Fawcett Hospital offers a variety of services to help you after a car accident injury, including emergency care, surgery, rehabilitation, and more. Contacting a car accident lawyer can help protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills and other accident-related expenses. Following these steps will help get you back on your feet and on the road to recovery.