Sharing the road with other drivers means that even if you obey all traffic laws and operate your vehicle safely, accidents can still happen. Unfortunately, a problem many drivers have faced after being involved in car accidents is having the information they share with the other driver used against them in identity theft schemes. The best way to protect yourself and your identity in the event of a car accident is to be informed ahead of time about what you should and should not do. So, what information should not be shared after a car accident?
If you or someone you’re with suffers an injury in a car accident, the first thing you should do is call 911 to report the accident and get medical services on the way. Once you have done this, it is best to wait for a police officer to arrive to give any information about yourself.
You should NEVER let another person, other than a police officer, take your license from you. Even more important, do not allow anyone to take a photo of your license. This small piece of information may seem harmless enough, however, in our digital world, a photo of your license can make it easy for a scammer to steal your identity and access your finances.
NEVER overshare information about yourself. There is no reason to provide your address, your phone number, or driver’s license number to another person outside of law enforcement. Before speaking with insurance companies, contact the Law Office of Beverly R. Caruthers to protect yourself.
Listed below is the information it is okay to share with another driver following a car accident:
Full name of the drivers
Each vehicle’s make, model, color, year, and VIN
Each vehicle’s license plate number
Each driver’s insurance company, policy number, and phone number
The only exception to this is if the other driver does not have insurance. In this case, you will want to collect as much personal information as possible from a police officer on the scene.
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