Question

If an at-fault driver loses my insurance information, do I have to give it to them again?

I was turning right when a car crossed three lanes of traffic and hit me from the side. We exchanged information, despite there being only minor cosmetic damages to the cars. I do not want to file a claim with my insurance company, but he says he still wants to file one with his, despite it being his fault. He lost my insurance information and called me to ask for it again. Am I required to give it to him if I already gave it to him?

May 13, 2019 Des Moines, IA

Answer
Ross Martin

May 13, 2019

There is no law requiring you to give the other party your insurance information again. With that said, when they file the claim, their company will likely find your insurance information. There is a general database that most companies report to. This database is used to report claims and verify insurance. If you're worried about him claiming you are the cause of the accident, I would contact your insurance company. They can help mediate the claims process and work on your side. Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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