How do I get someone else's car insurance information?

I was in a collision for the first time. I was very frazzled, and did not exchange insurance information with the other driver. How do I get someone else's car insurance information?

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We’re sorry to hear you were in an accident, and we hope you’re safe! While it’s always best to exchange information at the time of the accident, it’s very easy to get frazzled and forget.
The easiest way to get the other party’s car insurance information would be by asking them, which should be doable if you have their phone number or email address.
If you don’t have that information, you still might be able to get their information by contacting either your local police department or DMV. You likely filed a police report at the time of the accident.
Since you have a legitimate reason to make the inquiry, you can call either the police or DMV with the details of the incident report and the other driver’s license plate and ask about their insurance. If you still cannot find out about the third-party’s insurance, reach out to your own insurance agency for help!
Be aware that it’s possible the other driver is uninsured as 13% of drivers in the United States don’t have car insurance. If this is the case, consider uninsured motorist coverage. To get the best rates on this and other types of car insurance, use Jerry. Jerry users save $879 per year on average!
melanie reiff
Answered on Oct 27, 2021
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