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What should you do if you’re accused of car insurance fraud?

On Behalf of | Jan 13, 2021 | Criminal Defense |

Every year, hundreds of people in North Carolina attempt to commit car insurance fraud. Sometimes, it’s a deliberate attempt to scam their insurance company. Other times, it’s a simple mistake that leads to charges of fraud. Whatever the case, it’s important to find an attorney as soon as possible so you don’t accidentally worsen the situation.

What should you do if you’re accused of car insurance fraud?

When you’re accused of a crime, you need to hire an attorney immediately. Otherwise, you might accidentally say or do something that incriminates you even further. An attorney could advise you every step of the way and tell you what to say when law enforcement is interviewing you. They could also start preparing a defense during the investigation.

Insurance fraud comes in many different forms. One of the most common forms of fraud is faking a car accident. You could also face fraud accusations if you neglect to include certain information in the report. Some people try to commit fraud by damaging their own property or falsely claiming that it was lost or destroyed. In any case, insurance fraud is a serious crime that can result in federal charges.

Are you being accused of insurance fraud?

Under certain circumstances, an honest mistake could lead to accusations of fraud. Hire an attorney before you start talking to the police during the investigation. Your attorney might be able to help you clear your name before the case goes any further.

If not, it’s important to have legal representation while you defend yourself in court. The insurance company might accuse you of a number of different charges, ranging from faking an accident to destroying your vehicle so you can collect a cash payout. An attorney could help you build a case for any scenario.

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