Inflated Insurance Claims Lawyers

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What are Inflated Insurance Claims?

Inflated insurance claims are a type of violation wherein the insured party submits exaggerated or false information to an insurance company.  This is usually done intentionally, with the aim of obtaining a higher settlement award for a personal injury.  While they can vary in form and content, an inflated insurance claim can involve:

Inflated insurance claims can often constitute a form of insurance fraud, depending on the nature of the claim, as well state laws and individual coverage policies.  They are very common for claims involving automobile accidents, slip and fall cases, and medical malpractice claims.

What are Some Consequences of Inflating an Insurance Claim?

Some people may attempt to inflate an insurance claim because they don’t think that they’ll be caught, or they think that it won’t lead to any legal consequences.  However, insurance fraud and inflation of an insurance claim are serious violations that can lead to legal consequences like:

Lastly, the insurance company can also face criminal charges if they knowingly cooperate in a false insurance claim, or if they knowingly approve a client’s inflated insurance claim.  For example, if the insured and the insurance company both knowingly falsify information when preparing for a lawsuit, they both can face heavy criminal consequences for their joint conduct.

Do I Need a Lawyer for Assistance With an Insurance Claim?

Inflated insurance claims can cause problems for all the different parties involved in a claim.  If you need to file an insurance claim, you may wish to hire an experienced lawyer to help you with the filing.  Your attorney can review your claim to ensure that you aren’t violating any laws or requirements.  They can ensure that your insurance company is dealing with you in an honest way.  Also, if you need to file a lawsuit in a court of law, your attorney will be able to represent and guide you throughout the process.

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Last Modified: 09-13-2012 03:35 PM PDT

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