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Staged Accident Fraud

Staged accidents are a common type of insurance fraud. Often, dishonest drivers will maneuver innocent motorists into auto crashes. While your car may only suffer minor damages, fraudsters can make large claims for fake injuries or charge your auto insurance company for damage.

The following are some tips on how to avoid becoming the victim of a staged auto accident:

• Call the police immediately if you’re in an accident.
• Report accident claims immediately. Don’t settle on-site with cash.
• Use medical, car repair and legal professionals you know and trust.
• Drive defensively and don’t follow other vehicles too closely.

The best way to protect yourself after an accident occurs is to take detailed notes. The more information you have, the more equipped you are to fight a fraudulent claim. When possible, your notes should include driver’s license numbers, car insurance information, names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties involved in a crash.

Filed under: Auto,Personal Insurance — Jillian Bender-Cormier @ 7:03 pm February 21, 2018