Mukwonago, WI asked in Car Accidents for Wisconsin

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?

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer

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).

1 user found this answer helpful

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.