Can A Driver Refuse to Exchange Insurance Information After a Car Accident?
Boca Raton, FL, USA, 11/15/2017 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Boca car accident attorney, Joe Osborne, understands that getting into a car crash is difficult enough without having to deal with a driver who is uncooperative. However, there are things you can do if the other driver involved in your auto accident refuses to share his or her proof of insurance. But first, it’s important to understand why they may not want to provide the information.
Reasons for Not Providing Insurance Information
There are a number of reasons why a driver might refuse to provide insurance information after an accident including:
He or she doesn’t have insurance
He or she is driving a car belonging to someone else without permission
He or she is driving a stolen car
He or she is under the influence of drugs or alcohol
He or she has a suspended license
He or she has already had multiple accidents
He or she is trying to avoid higher insurance premiums
Failing to provide insurance information can cause significant repercussions if the driver refuses because he or she doesn’t have the required coverage. There are usually substantial fines and there may be a suspension of his or her driver’s license. Additionally, criminal charges will likely be imposed if the driver doesn’t want to provide information because he or she was driving while intoxicated.
What You Can Do If the Other Driver Won’t Exchange Information
There are some things that you can do when the other driver will not share insurance information. Demanding it, or becoming angry yourself, isn’t a good idea. If the other driver doesn’t want to provide it for some nefarious reason, it’s best to do what you can safely, and then let authorities, insurance companies, and an auto accident attorney handle the rest. Here are some options to consider:
Call the police – This is what you need to do anyway if the damages appear to be more extensive than $500 in Florida. It may also encourage the other driver to provide insurance information to you as well.
Record identification details – Take note of the make and model of the other driver’s car, license plate number, and distinguishing features of the car to provide to police.
Let your insurance company know – Insurance information is public, so your insurance company will be able to find the other driver’s records with just the license plate number.
Call an attorney – This is something that you should do for any car accident. An experienced car accident attorney will be able to help you track down the other driver, and help you proceed with your claim.
Get Help from a Florida Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, contact https://www.oa-lawfirm.com/ the leading car accident attorney in Florida, Joe Osborne today at (561) 293-2600, for help with your claim.