Queens, NY asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for New York

Q: I took my vechicle to an express lube place to have my oil changed and the guy put too much oil in.

It end up destroying my engine. I was taking the owner to small claims court and he wanted to go through his insurance company to settle out of court and I accepted his offer. I gave him all the receipts and documentation to file the claim. A few months went by and I haven't had any word from his insurance company. I went to establishment and asked him if he filed the claim and he said he did. I told him I didn't hear from his insurance company and I asked him for a claim number and the name of his insurance company.

At that point he got belligerent and wouldn't give me any of his insurance information and told me he would see me in court.

Is there any way that I can find out what insurance provider he has and file the claim with them myself?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Just go to court and get a judgment and collect it.

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
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Answered
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You may be able to obtain insurance information through the DMV.

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