In an auto accident? Don’t provide your driver license number

If you’ve been in a Seattle car accident, you were probably pretty shaken up at the time. Even in a fender bender that wasn’t your fault, most driver’s will willingly share their insurance information and other personal details to insure a speedy resolution to get their car repaired.

The National Insurance Institute of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) warns that you should not give the other driver your driver’s license number.

The reason you should not give your driver’s license number is that an increasing number of identity thieves are staging fender bender accidents in order to collect personal information. The driver’s license number is a common way to identify a person over the phone and identity thieves can use that information to steal your identity.

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that almost 9,000,000 people have their identities stolen every year allowing thieves access to their

The Information You Should Share

bellevue injury accident lawyerYour name
Vehicle Make
Vehicle Model
Vehicle Year
Color
License Plate #
VIN #
Insurance Company Name
Agent’s Name
Phone
Policy #
Expiration Date

The Information You Should Not Share

Your phone number
Your address
Your driver’s license number

Let your insurance agent handle your car accident claim, after all, that’s what you pay premiums for. After an accident, you should not speak with the other driver nor their insurance representative without consulting with your insurance agent first.

Injury Accidents

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident, you should contact a Seattle injury accident lawyer who will make sure your rights are protected.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in automobile accidents and the family of those who have been killed.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or attorney@hgfarber.com to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.

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