Can police send accident reports to your car insurance company?

I had to file a police report for an accident I was in. I'm worried about my rate increasing. Will the police send a report to my insurance company?

“In most cases, your car insurance company will try to obtain the accident or police report from your state’s DMV.
When you call the police after an accident, you typically are required to also fill out an accident report with your state’s DMV. When you report an accident to your insurance company, they will also look at reports filed with the DMV.
Since you are required to inform your insurance about any accidents that may occur, you may not be able to prevent a rate increase. However, you can shop around with other carriers if it does.
With the Jerry app, you can compare rates from over 50 different insurance companies to find the best price and coverage to suit your needs and budget.”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 18, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.

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