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Staged Accidents Should be Reported

Posted on February 23, 2013

Sometimes car accidents are criminal. I’m not talking about drunk-driving accidents, hit and runs or negligent drivers. There are people who make a living out of car accidents. You may shake your head and wonder in bewilderment, why would anyone want to get in an accident, on purpose? Well, there have been 13,000 questionable insurance claims this year and the National Insurance Crime Bureau found that 34% of those were staged or caused on purpose.

These accidents are actually schemes that hope to cash in on insurance settlements. What they found was that people don’t operate these plans on their own, but have even the medical personnel involved. This increases the danger that is already inherent in driving. It also increases insurance rates overall, no matter if people are law-abiding or engaging in fraudulent claims. The repairs, medical treatment and need to replace property are only part of the problem, therefore.

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How can this situation be avoided? Taking careful stock in the immediate aftermath of the accident and paying attention to the procedures following the accident are important aspects of shielding yourself from this fraud. Good documentation of the scene and injuries can help you ascertain whether you have been fooled. Even photographing the driver and passengers, along with the license plates, is necessary. It can help you find out the truth about the accident and aid in the investigation that will follow the incident.

If you believe you were a part of a staged accident, please contact your insurance company and NICB through NICB.oprg. In any type of accident? Need a lawyer? Contact Accident Attorney’s Group.

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