In an Auto Accident do I need to get the other driver’s insurance information?

Auto Accident

When you have been involved in an Auto Accident there are a few things that you need to make sure are done and the first of these is getting the other driver’s insurance information.  Hopefully, the accident is such that you are able to walk away from it without serious injury but even in that situation you should make sure to get the insurance information of the other driver.  The reason is that even if you feel fine immediately after the accident, many people do not have any complaints until a few days later.  So, even if you think that you have gotten through the accident completely unscathed, you can never be sure.

Additionally, in the event that you or your Auto Accident Lawyers want to submit a claim to the other driver’s insurance company it is good to already have the other driver’s insurance information.  In most cases your Auto Accident Lawyers will submit a claim to the other driver’s insurer by directly contacting the other driver, often by mail.  Unfortunately there are the rare individuals that will try to avoid a claim by failing to submit the claim and never responding to your Auto Accident Lawyers.  In this rare case both you and your lawyer will be thankful that you already obtained the other driver’s insurance information, as you will be able to directly submit the claim to the other driver’s insurance company.  Otherwise, your case can take much longer as you try to track down the other driver and contact his insurer and you may be forced to file a lawsuit, when the case could have been dealt with more quickly and with less stress if your Auto Accident Lawyers already had the other driver’s insurance information.

This information is given for general informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice.  This does not create an attorney-client relationship with The Elster Firm.  The choice of an attorney is an important one and should not be based on advertising alone.