Does a person have to provide insurance info if a police report was not made?

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Does a person have to provide insurance info if a police report was not made?

Our company vehicle was involved in minor crash. The police were not called due to no personal injury at the time and minor damage done to a front bumper. The other driver was a minor, age 17, with a limited provisional license. Pictures were taken on the damaged work truck and contact information was given name,

address, picture of drivers license and tag, and parents contact information. The driver did not have his insurance card or the insurance information. I contacted the drivers father and he stated insurance would not be provided because a police report was not taken and that his child was a minor. Now what do I do?

Asked on June 6, 2019 under Accident Law, North Carolina

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Insurance is required and must be provided. 
You can sue the registered owner of the vehicle (probably the father) for negligence and also name the driver in the lawsuit. Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the property damage (cost of repairs) to your vehicle). Upon prevailing in the case, you can also recover court costs which include the court filing fee and process server fee. You can file the lawsuit in small claims court.
Another alternative is to file an uninsured motorist claim through your insurance company for the property damage to your vehicle. Your insurance company will contact the parent (registered owner of the vehicle) and threaten to sue if there is no insurance and to have the owner's license suspended by notifying the DMV .


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