Q: I was involved in a collision. I did not get the other person’s information about his insurance company. I am injured now. How do I get the insurance information?
A: When you are involved in an accident, you need to get the insurance information right away. If you cannot, or if the person does not have it with them, you need to get their name, address and license plate number so that you can complete the SR-1. The SR-1 is the DMV form that must be completed within 10 days of an accident if there is more than $750 in damage or someone is injured. You would then wait 20 days and submit an SR-19. Failure to send in an SR-1 can result in your license being suspended.
If you do not do this, you will have to pay a service to get the insurance information of the other party. This can be expensive, so make sure you get it as soon as possible.