Can my insurance company find a person with the license tag number?

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Asked April 3, 2018

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You don't state why you need the insurance company to find a person with a particular license plate number. That said, your question implies that you have been the victim of a hit-and-run car accident. You also don't confirm how you came by the license plate number: Did you see it as the other driver drove away? Was your vehicle parked and unattended at the time of the accident and one or more witnesses provided the number to you? No matter the scenario, it's important to keep in mind that a hit-and-run accident is a crime. You should always contact the police before you call your insurance agent.

Although you do need to contact your insurance company to let your agent know that you have been the victim of a hit-and-run and to file a vehicle damage claim, you will be expected to give your agent details that only the police can provide, such as a hit-and-run accident report and the name of the driver, if possible. The police have the necessary tools to track down quickly a vehicle in a hit-and-run using only a license plate number. That said, they might discover that the vehicle wasn't being driven by the owner that day. Perhaps one of the owner's family members or friends hit your car. Another possibility: The vehicle was stolen. Lastly, you or a witness might have misread the tag number. You should at least start the process of clearing up any confusion and acquiring answers.

After the police open an investigation, you should then contact your insurance agent and give them the details about the accident. The insurer will also ask for the name, badge number and contact details of the officer who takes down your statement and/or the officer who is assigned to investigate your case, if different. Your agent might also ask for the case number and other related details.

Answered April 9, 2018 by CenterStone

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