Can I find out the at-fault driver’s insurance company by the car VIN number?

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Hit head on, at fault has insurance but do not know provider. But, do have vin #

Asked June 21, 2017 by Victoria Pierre

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Contacting the department of motor vehicle is the first thing that you should do when you have a need for insurance information. Providing the people at the DMV with the VIN number would enable them to perform a search for insurance on the vehicle. This would also give you access to any past coverage that might have existed on the automobile.However, you also need to remember that the people at the DMV are extremely busy at all times. There will often be significant periods of time that you would be subjected to waiting. If you are pressed for time and need this done as soon as possible, it is important to factor in time constraints. The DMV representative may request that you provide them with additional documentation before they are able to assist you with additional information about an automobile involved in an accident and the insurance in place.

The process involved here is simple, you just need to ensure that you have the required documents in order to obtain help from the DMV. They would then provide you with the information attached to the vehicle, you then have the ability to contact the insurance company directly. If the person has insurance in place, you would be able to simply refer to the insurance provider from this point on. It can be difficult to know exactly how you are going to get results when you do not know what steps to take, but you should know that it is possible for you to walk away with the information you are seeking. First, gather the documents that you have and contact the DMV. Once they provide you with additional details, you are then going to pick up the phone and place a call to the insurance company that offers protection on the vehicle.

Answered June 23, 2017 by FastQuotes

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