How do I find out what car insurance company someone has?

Is there any way for me to figure out what car insurance company someone else has? I got into an accident the other day, and I didn’t write down which insurance provider the other driver had. I tried asking them over text, but they still haven’t answered.

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Dealing with providers after an accident can be tricky, especially when you don’t have all the information. Luckily, there are a few ways you can figure out which insurance company someone else uses.
You could request the driver’s information from the police. But before they approve your request, you’ll need to:
  • give a statement about the accident.
  • provide them with information about the other driver.
  • tell them the other driver’s license plate number.
Your local DMV can also help you in this situation, but you’ll need to give them a verifiable reason for the request. The DMV may deny your request if you provide inaccurate or outdated details, so make sure your paperwork is meticulous.
Your best and easiest option is to go through your insurance company. If you have the license plate number, your provider can find the other driver’s insurer and take care of the claims process. Remember, this is what you pay them to do. Don’t be afraid to let them handle the situation.
If you feel like your provider is being uncooperative, explore your other options with Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers for free. If you find a better rate, Jerry can help you switch plans and even help cancel your old policy!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
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