One thing that our New York personal injury lawyers keep an eye out for is auto insurance fraud. Auto insurance fraud is the practice where scam artists stage car crashes in order to claim the insurance money. In Florida there were reports of a scam involving a crooked health clinic. Scam artists, after staging a crash, would visit the clinic, and be diagnosed with false injuries for which they could claim health insurance benefits. These scam artists are dangerous for several reasons: not only do they cause the price of auto insurance on the whole to rise, but they present a danger for unsuspecting motorists who are at risk of getting hurt during one of these fake crashes.
Our personal injury lawyers would like nothing more than to put a stop to this practice. If you or someone you know has been adversely affected by one of these scams, either by suffering from a personal injury or having your motor vehicle damaged, our lawyers can help you with the appropriate financial compensation, either through a settlement or by successfuly pursuing a lawsuit. There are attorneys in our office who specialize in car accidents, and if you have been hurt by someone abusing the auto insurance system, you have the right to protect yourself.
Auto insurance fraud has been a nationwide problem for some time, but according to reports the number of fake car accidents has recently skyrocketed. But there are things you can do to help the number go down. If you or someone you know is affected by a phony crash, please don't hesitate to seek help. Our personal injury lawyers are there for you.