In the aftermath of a car accident, many people are left feeling overwhelmed and confused as to what to do next. Hopefully, you know to exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee that the other driver is giving you valid insurance information. You may discover later that the insurance information you were given was false.

4 Steps After Another Driver Gives False Insurance Information

What you should do if this happens? The following are several helpful tips:

  1. Consult with an experienced attorney who can help investigate the accident and the other driver as well as protect your legal rights. You may need to file suit in court against the other driver to recover for the damages. It is important to speak with your attorney before taking action with regard to the accident, however, as your actions or inactions after a crash can impact the success of your claim.
  2. If a police report has not been filed, go to the police station and file one.
  3. Contact the department of transportation to determine whether the other vehicle has insurance.
  4. Contact your insurance company and provide them with the information that you obtained. In many cases, your insurance company will get involved and begin investigating to try and determine whether damages can be recovered from the other driver’s insurance company.

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Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982
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