Q: The other drivers insurance is asking us to supply a witnesss (minor) name. Shouldn't they get that themselves?
My 17 yr old was in a car accident (no injuries) at a 4 way stop. He stated he waited for 2 cars before pulling out when it was his turn. We are dealing with the other 18 yr old driver's insurance because the 18 yr old got a failure to yield ticket..although he is claiming our son didn't even stop. There was another driver at the intersection who is 17 yrs old. The witness stated our son stopped first and had the right of way. Our son knows who both the other driver and the witness are. We are dealing with the 18 yr old's insurance co and they have asked us to get the name of the witness because it was blacked out on the police report. Even though it would probably be beneficial for the insurance to talk to the witness, I am leery of just giving him the witness contact info. Isn't that something they can find out themselves?
A: If you refuse to disclose this information, the other driver's insurance company may well deny coverage. Therefore I suggest that you disclose the information. It may well be that they cannot get this information on their own (because of privacy laws requiring that the police report be excised).
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