How do I check if a car has insurance?

I was in a two-vehicle accident, and unfortunately I forgot to exchange insurance information with the other driver. Is there any way I can see their insurance policy? How do I check if a car has insurance?

Answer
I’m so sorry about your accident! Luckily, if you’re trying to confirm another driver’s insurance, you have a few options.
The easiest way is to ask them directly—but if you forgot, don’t despair! Contact your local police non-emergency line to get their insurance information from the accident report, or check with the DMV, which has information on all insured drivers.
Once you have their information, contact your insurance provider. From there, you should be able to file a claim.
If you don’t have coverage or are searching for a new plan, check out the Jerry app to easily get the best deal on the coverage you need. We’ll get you personalized quotes from top insurers in seconds, so all you have to do is pick the plan that works best for you. And once you’ve chosen one, we’ll even help you switch!
Best of luck with your claim; you’ve got this!
Ben Guess
Answered on Nov 12, 2021
Ben has a BA in Journalism + Design from The New School, as well as three years’ experience in content writing and data journalism. They are deeply interested in how the car industry intersects with issues of inequity in the world, as well as in making auto insurance more accessible through writing. When they’re away from the keyboard, they enjoy baking, embroidering, and playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends. They are based in Boston, Massachusetts.
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