- You can find auto insurance information through the police, DMV, or through your own insurer.
- In some cases, you’ll have to use your own coverage to pay for vehicle repairs.
- There are some circumstances where you won’t be able to file a third-party claim, even if you aren’t at fault.
Accidents can result in thousands of dollars in medical bills and repairs. Fortunately, insurance is available so you can recoup the costs. If you’re hurt or your car is damaged in an accident that’s someone else’s fault, you can often file a claim with that person’s insurance company.
While getting someone’s insurance information at the scene is ideal, it may not always be possible. If you’re involved in a hit-and-run, or the at-fault party refuses to cooperate, there are ways you can protect yourself.
How to get someone’s car insurance information
While frustrating, there are some actions you can take if someone you’re involved in an accident with is uncooperative. You can request help from the police, contact the DMV, or work with your provider to find out who the at-fault party’s insurer is, says Anastasia Allmon, a personal injury attorney at Farris, Riley and Pitt