How do I find out if someone has car insurance?

I was in a fender bender and forgot to exchange insurance information. I need to find that ASAP so that I can get my insurance claim started. How do I find out if someone has car insurance?

I’m sorry to hear about your fender bender! To get another person’s insurance information after the accident, you can reach out to the police, the DMV, or your own insurance provider.
Finding the other person’s insurance information will be easier if you have basic information about their car, like:
  • Make
  • Model
  • License plate number
The DMV can look up insurance information if you give them the license plate. However, because of privacy laws, you may need to prove that you have a valid reason for making the request by providing them with:
  • Details of the accident
  • Your own contact information
If you need a new insurance policy, use the insurance broker app Jerry to compare quotes and make your insurance shopping painless!
georgina grant
Answered on Nov 08, 2021

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