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Always cooperate with an investigation by the police. Your question points out another reason to call the police when you are in an accident. Let the officer assign responsibility. Show the officer your license, registration and insurance card. After he is through with the investigation it will be obvious who is responsible and whose insurance gets to pay for the damage. Taken from and the back of my insurance card. You must give all of your information to the other person and they have to give all of their information to you and it -must- be correct. Its the law. If the other party is At Fault, even though they have your insurance info, they can't call your insurance and try to lay a claim. That would be insurance fraud and it is illegal. Note that only an official police report can lay fault at the accident. When there is no police involved, as would be the case in a parking lot accident, it is up to the insurance companies. Regardless, information must be exchanged and if it is determined that the other party is at fault by a police report, they cannot lay a claim against your insurance company, even if they have your info. If you are worried about identity theft. There is not much you can do. As I said above. You have to give the proper insurance information to the other person and they have to give it to you. There is no way around this.

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Q: What would you do if you were told not to give your insurance info after a car accident that was not your fault?
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What kind of protection does auto insurance give?

Liability insurance financially protects a driver who is not a fault in an accident by paying for damages. It will protect the driver who is at fault from being sued for damages.

Do fixed car insurance premiums ever increase?

If you were involved in an accident that was your fault, regardless of the terms of your insurance, your premiums will go up. You insurance agent can give you more details.

What if you disagree after being found at fault after an accident?

The decision of who is at fault in an accident is generally decided by the police officer who is investigating the scene. If you don't agree with his/her decision you can always speak with their supervisor at the police department and give our side but it is very rare that these decisions are overturned. You only other point of appeal would be to your insurance company. The insurance companies take the police report as well as statements from both parties and make their decision as to who is at fault.

Do you need insurance if accident wasnt your fault?

We don't know what state you're in. Some states have laws that say you must have insurance. They will give you a citation and you'll have to pay a fine.

What happens if a car accident was not your fault but you were driving a friend's car that was insured by liability insurance?

I believe if, before the accident, you are listed as a driver on the insurance policy, then you are allowed to drive the vehicle too. If so, then the car at fault is at fault. If you are not listed as a driver, then your friend could be at fault if he gave you permission to drive the car. If he did not give you permission to drive the car, then you could be held liable. Liability covers only the other car, unless you have uninsured motorist insurance included, then your car is also covered if the at fault driver has no insurance, if you are listed as a driver. If the car at fault has no insurance what-so-ever, then they could be at fault because they should not even be on the road if your state requires minimal liability insurance. You can call any insurance company to find out, and remain anonymous if you would like, and if they will tell you. Or you can call a lawyer who gives free consults to find out. I would suggest that you first look up your state laws (regarding automotive insurance requirements for your state, if it has any). Then go from there. State laws may vary!

If a police report says its your fault for a car accident and you know its not.?

You should find evidence or witnesses from the accident to give proof (testify) that the accident was not your fault. You could also go to court...

Does accident insurance cover a broken finger?

Your question does not have sufficient information to give an answer. What type of "Accident Insurance" policy are you talking about?

What happens if im driving a friends car and you get in an accident?

Hopefully, both you and your friend have insurance. If you do, you call the insurance companies. If the other guy caused the accident, you let the insurance companies fight it out. Likewise, if just one has insurance, you call that company. On the other hand, if you caused the accident and both you and your friend have insurance, you call the insurance companies. If just one has insurance, you call that company. If neither you nor your friend have insurance and you caused the accident, you are in deep trouble. You could be out a lot of money. In either case, you only talk to the cops. You do not assume any blame even if you are at fault. You just give the facts. You can say the light was red when I entered the intersection. You have to tell the cop the facts or you can go to prison. Still, you do not say, "It was my fault." You do not assume blame. You do not make value judgements.

What information should you give the other driver when you are involved in an accident?

Your insurance information and contact information would suffice.

If you are at fault and opt for a driver's course to remove the points from your license does it also remove the points from your insurance policy?

Probably not. Although the insurance company may give you a discount for taking the course, it will probably be much less than the amount your insurance went up after the accident.

Does your state require accident insurance?

Yes. In the state of California, it is required to have accident insurance. In the long run it will save time and money and also give the basic protection in case of an accident.

Does liability cover your car if the city is at fault?

I would need more information to give you the best answer but let me guess at what you might mean. If the City is truly at fault then their commercial insurance would pay for the damages.


The car drectly behind you who hit you. The police report will assign fault. If you are not at fault, the person who is will be responsible for the damage. Get a copy of the police report from the investigating agency and give it to your insurance agent. Thay should take it from there.

Does a 17 year old driver have to give a statement to the insurance company if he was not at fault in an accident?

Yes, It's part of your insurance contract that you signed when you applied for coverage. All insurance contract terms require that a statement be given by any and all parties regardless of age so that the Insurance Company can determine who is at fault. Refusal of a statement can cause you to be found liable by default of your insurance contract. It makes you sound guilty as you seem to have something to hide. It's usually the at fault party who is is afraid or refuses to give a statement. In these circumstances you will generally be determined at fault and will be entered in your insurance record and you insurer will have to pay the other party for all damages up to your policy limit. Refusal to honor the terms of your contract by not giving an accident statement can also cause your insurer to cancel your policy and you may have difficulty finding another insurance company in the future as your driving record will indicate that you are uncooperative and you have violated the terms your previous insurance contract.

Do insurance companies regularly check driving records?

No they do not,because it costs them ,if you don't give them a reason to check it,for example get in a accident thats YOUR fault,then chances are they won't be checking your record,and ANYBODY that tells you different is UNINFORMED.

If you were in a car accident and the other person was at fault should her insurance pay for your rental car medical bills and all of your repairs?

yes, assuming the are all accident related and she is 100% negligent, and therfore liable/responsible for your damages.......if a specific problem with some of this give more details and i can be of more assistance.....It also depends on whether your state is a "no fault" state or not. In a "no fault" state, the parties involved in an auto accident are automatically reimbursed by their own insurance company. However, it is still possible for the victim of an auto accident to receive additional compensation for certain damages (i.e. medical expenses, pain and suffering, economic losses, etc.). If the accident victim's auto insurance policy does not cover the amount of damages they've sustained, they may want to consider legal action against the at fault driver. However, this all depends on the state the accident victim lives in and the amount/type of damages sustained.

What if someone rear ends you and you have no license but you have insurance the person who hit you has insurance?

AnswerNo brainer. The person who hit you is at fault. Doesn't matter if you have a license or not. Not having a license doesn't give the other driver a free shot at rear ending you.AnswerIn most states, insurance companies require a police report of an accident. To have a police report, the police have to go to the accident scene in order to write one. Most rear end accidents are the fault of the person who hit the rear of a car. However, if you did not report the accident to the police because you have no license, you may be out of luck with the insurance company.

How much would insurance cost if you were involved in a car accident that was your fault and both drivers have liability insurance?

How much will it COST? If you have a good record of several years without claims, your premiums may not increase, but if you are a new driver or have had prior claims the increase will be determined by your insurer and no one else can give you a definite answer. Or how much will it PAY? If it was your fault, your liability coverage will pay for the damage to the other driver's car and if you do not have collision coverage, you get to pay for your own repairs.

Do the police give the other driver in an accident insurance information of another driver?


What information would normally be required for car insurance claim processing?

You have to contact your car insurance provider (normally by phone) to notify them that you have been in an accident. You give the company all of the information pertaining to the accident ie. if anyone was hurt, what the extent of car or property damage is. An insurance adjuster will then come to the scene to validate the information.

Is student insurance a necessity?

It is not a necessity, but is a very important thing to have. If you were to get into an accident or have something stolen, the insurance company can give you something for the damage.

Who will be determined at fault when you get rear ended in traffic and the other party claims you rolled back into them?

The police usually give a ticket to the person who got rear-ended. If they have insurance, the insurance company sometimes do an investigation to determine who was at fault for insurance purposes. Also, personally I would obtain an attorney who specializes in traffic law and ask their professional advice.

What services does the National Accident Helpline offer?

The National Accident Helpline offers help to give those who have been in an accident the compensation they need if it wasn't his or her fault. They take many different kinds of claims.

What if your in an accident and your friend wont give you her insurance information?

You need to involve parents or a lawyer, as appropriate.

Give me the meaning of insurance and insurance risks?

Insurance is defined as financial restitution in the case of an accident or claim to put you back in the same financial position you were in before the accident. insurance risks are things like where you live .. and how old you are, or things like if you have a burgalar alarm.. or if you have a flood every year.. that's a bit insurance risk...