How do I find someone's car insurance company following an accident?

I was in a car accident where the other driver was at fault. We didn’t call the police, but we did exchange information. Unfortunately, I think he gave me false identification! What can I do to find someone’s car insurance company after an accident?

Answer
Accidents are always stressful, but they’re much more manageable when you approach the process one step at a time. To find someone’s car insurance company after an accident, you’ll need to go to the DMV, police, or your own insurance company:
Even with false car insurance information, you can get the other driver’s information from the DMV or the police—so long as you have the license plate number.
To request information from either entity, you’ll need to file a report, submit a verifiable reason for the request, and provide your personal information. While they’ll likely approve your requests, any inconsistencies or mistakes in your paperwork could lead them to deny it.
Your best option in this situation is to contact your insurance provider. They can use the other driver’s license plate number to find their policy, and they’ll even help you handle the claims process as well! Remember, this is what you pay your provider to do! Give them as much information as possible, and let them handle it from there.
If your provider is uncooperative, use the Jerry app to explore your other options. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers like Progressive and Allstate in minutes. That way, you can make sure you’re getting the best rate on the coverage you need.
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 19, 2021
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