Insurance claim paperwork for auto theft

The questions on forms when filing a claim, there is a lot of stuff that has nothing to do with the claim. Are these required questions.My annual incomeemployers name and addressprior insurance company and policiesmy other vehicles information, insurance for themhow was the vehicle payed for (it’s been payed off)

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Insurance Law, Washington


L.M., Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Just answer what appears to be relevant to your particular claim.  The forms are likely for all types of claims, so not all of it will be appropriate to an auto theft claim.  Regarding the prior insurance company, they just want to make sure you didn't report a theft to them, as well.  They are trying to look for fraudulent claims.  If you leave out a pertinent answer, they will certainly let you know when they get your form.

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