Being accused of insurance fraud, especially if it’s by a large company, can be a distressing experience for the accused and their families.
When you’ve been accused of such a serious crime, it’s important to consider your next steps very carefully.
Here at DPP Law, our dedicated team of insurance fraud solicitors have years of experience in these types of cases and strive to bring clients to justice.
What is insurance fraud?
Insurance fraud occurs when an act is committed with the intention of fraudulently gaining money from an insurance procedure.
It comes in a variety of forms, and can occur before, during or after a claim has been made. Types of insurance fraud include:
Life insurance fraud
Life insurance fraud is committed when the fraudster fakes his/her own death in order to claim life insurance, which can be a six-figure sum.
Car insurance fraud
There are many types of car insurance fraud, including but limited to:
- Staged car accidents: the fraudster/s stage a car accident in order to claim compensation.
- Fronting: the fraudster uses another person’s details on the policy to save money on their insurance, i.e. putting the main driver as a named driver.
- Application fraud: the fraudster intentionally puts the wrong information on their insurance application or withholds relevant information.
- Exaggerated claims: an actual accident does occur, but the driver takes the opportunity to make up extra damages to claim compensation.
What to do if you’ve been accused of insurance fraud
If you’ve been accused of insurance fraud, it’s vital you get legal advice and representation as soon as possible.
Our expert team of insurance fraud solicitors are dedicated to bringing clients to justice. Contact us on 0151 922 5525 or complete our contact form
and one of our dedicated solicitors will be in touch.