New York Insurance Fraud
A New York Insurance Fraud Lawyer will tell you that insurance fraud has been growing by leaps and bounds. Normally law-abiding citizens are financially desperate and resorting to these types of crimes. The economic recession has resulted in an increase in health insurance fraud, personal injury fraud, and auto insurance fraud. People are frequently found to be giving misinformation on applications, falsifying tax returns, and misquoting their income. Jails are now being filled with bankers and their customers who illegally obtained fraudulent loans. If you have been charged with Insurance Fraud, or other White Collar Crime such as Medicare fraud, Computer Fraud or bank fraud, you could be facing very serious penalties such as jail time, monetary fines and probation. Contact a New York Insurance Fraud Lawyer from our team right away.
Car Insurance fraud is also on the rise. Individuals arrange to have their car appear stolen, then sell the car to a “chop shop” They report the vehicle as stolen to get out of their car loan. This can result in a criminal charge for insurance fraud and Grand Larceny, both of which are felony offenses.
When personal injury fraud is committed, often car accidents are staged so a defendant can make a claim to the insurance company for injuries and damages that occurred in the “accident.” Workers compensation fraud is also commonly seen. People will feign a work injury in the hopes of collecting disability payments. The party will then get another job and arrange to be paid under the table to provide supplemental income. What they don’t know, however, is that insurance company hire teams of private investigators to check these stories out. New York Criminal Defense Lawyers often find that the District Attorney has video of their clients working at other jobs, or engaging in activities that that pursuant to their “injury” they should not be able to do.
The New York Insurance Fraud Lawyers at Barry C. Weiss P.C. have many years of experience in handling Insurance Fraud cases. A qualified lawyer from our team will be able to thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your case, and create a strong defense strategy that will protect your interests. Our office will provide you with a free consultation and valuable legal guidance at a time when you need it most. Call us to schedule your free consultation at 212.785.1300 today. We handle cases in Westchester County, as well as Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. In New York City, visit our offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens.