Don't Leave Your Insurance Fraud Defense to Chance
Although insurance companies have never been above hardball tactics in their claim settlement practices, you can always track the performance of insurance investments by looking for spikes in the filing of insurance fraud cases. Fraud in the submission of a claim is grounds for denying the claim, cancelling coverage, and reporting the fraud to state or local prosecutors. Even the threat of fraud will often lead to low settlements on a fire or auto policy. When the markets are bad, insurance companies are highly motivated to pay out as little as possible on claims, and will be that much quicker to suspect a scam.
If you are concerned about the possibility of insurance fraud charges based on threats by your carrier or an actual indictment, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall in Shrewsbury, New Brunswick, and four other New Jersey locations. Our lawyers know how to analyze the charges, investigate the facts, and develop effective defense strategies in such insurance fraud situations as the following:
- Auto injury accident or property loss claims
- Fraudulent commercial or residential fire loss claims
- Disability fraud under private insurance coverage
- Health care or medical insurance fraud
- Medicaid or Medicare fraud
- Casualty loss claims under homeowner or renter's insurance
- Allegations of collusion in car accident or unsafe property claims covered by liability insurance
- Workers' compensation fraud
Although insurance fraud is most often alleged in connection with a claim filed under a casualty or liability policy, fraud charges can also be based on allegedly false statements in an application for insurance of any kind, including errors and omissions insurance or professional liability coverage.
To learn more about our ability to develop and present an effective defense to insurance fraud charges, contact a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of John F. Marshall.