If you have ever been in an automobile accident with someone who does not have insurance, then you understand the difficulty and time it takes to obtain any kind of information about the person who hit you. What if they were just traveling through and reside in another state? That just means extra time and effort to gain back the damages you have incurred.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) is the agency that governs license plates, driver licenses, and in some states they also monitor insurance coverage on each vehicle that is registered in that state. The DMV records contain names, driving records, driver license numbers, license plate numbers, type of vehicle, and the name of your insurance carrier. States in which the DMV monitors insurance coverage maintain documentation that insurance is in effect. Should your insurance lapse, the DMV receives notice from your insurance carrier and will confiscate your license plate if you do not obtain new coverage within 30 days.
The information you can obtain from the DMV, if the other party had insurance, or if they have had multiple accidents, speeding tickets, if the car is even registered in the state. This information would be helpful to you if you when trying to settle your claim or end up in court over property damage or personal injury. If the party who caused your injuries was speeding, and had a record of multiple speeding violations, then the court would be more likely to rule in your favor. What if the other driver was intoxicated? Driving records will show any past DWI or DUI infractions. Without knowing how to access the DMVs database, you could potentially loose the fight for reimbursement of property damages or payment for any injuries sustained in the accident.
Just using a search engine like Google or Yahoo will not get you the DMV information you need. The only way to get driving records is to access the DMV database. Each state has their own DMV, so each state has a different protocol for accessing records. Some require you to create an account in order to get information, while others will not allow you to get the information unless you are an attorney or court official. There are some states that require you to obtain written consent from the driver you are researching. It is very time consuming and it is very frustrating.
By using the search option on Spyspace, a dedicated website that is created specifically to complete public records searches, not only will you be assured that your search request will be confidential, but you will get results that you may not have been able to obtain on your own. No fuss and no headache of skimming through hundreds of websites to find what you are looking for, or having to wait weeks to get the information mailed to you. There is generally a fee involved for searches, but given that there are no hassles or waiting involved, the fee is minimal and well worth the cost.