Queens, NY asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: How can I find out the name of an insurance company for a certain business.

In October of 2019 I took my vehicle to an express lube to have my oil changed and the the person who put the oil into my vehicle overfilled my engine with 4 quarts more than it should have held. The extra oil caused my engine to shut down and the engine had to be replaced. The owner of the express lube said he would file a claim with his insurance company to pay for the damages. A few months went by and I did not get contacted by his insurance company.

I went to his establishment and asked him if he filed the claim with his insurance company and he told me he did. I asked him for name of his insurance company or a claim number and he got belligerent with me and said that we will settle this in court.

Is there any way I can find out the name of his insurance company (which he refused to tell me) to file a claim myself.

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

A: This information is not always publicly available. You may be able to obtain insurance information from the DMV if it is a licensed shop.

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
Answered
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Once you sue, you can ask in discovery. However, it is on the defendant to bring in the insurance company. If the matter is below the deductible, there may be no coverage.

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