Fraud: Insurance Fraud
Miami Insurance Fraud Lawyers
Each Miami criminal insurance fraud lawyer at DMT has defended several different types of insurance fraud and staged accident cases. Insurance fraud typically occurs when an individual intentionally makes a false insurance claim regarding an accident, injury, theft, arson or other loss. With the number of false claims increasing in the South Florida area, state and federal authorities have stepped up their efforts to curtail these economic crimes. Let our Miami insurance fraud lawyers with many years of experience evaluate and defend your case.
For example, the Miami-Dade Police Department has recently implemented and upgraded their economic crimes division in an effort to prosecute all those engaged in fraud in the Miami area. As the pursuit of fraudulent activities by state and federal authorities intensifies, the penalties have increased. For example, anyone involved in a staged accident is now subject to a two-year mandatory prison sentence.
The crime of staged automobile accidents originated here in the Miami area and has become a hugely profitable business. This multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, reportedly costs the insurance companies billions each year; this loss is ultimately passed on to the consumer in the form of higher insurance premiums. In an attempt to curtail these spiraling losses, insurance investigators and law enforcement officers have become more vigilant in their pursuit of these criminals. The insured claimant's claim is scrutinized, the health care provider's billing is examined, the attorney prosecuting the claim is also subject to investigation. Investigators and law enforcement utilize paid informants and cooperating criminals to ferret out individuals engaging in insurance fraud.
Commonly arrested in a staged accident are the drivers and passengers in the automobiles involved in the crash, clinic owners who treat the drivers and passengers and lawyers who file claims against the insurance companies. The criminal defense attorneys at DMT specialize in defending clinic owners and participants in these criminal enterprises. We also have experience in representing Miami and South Florida lawyers investigated for reportedly having knowingly filed false insurance claims on behalf of individuals involved in staged accidents.
Many of the arrests in insurance fraud and staged accident cases can come after months or years of investigation. A client's knowledge of a criminal prosecution often begins with law enforcement officers seeking to interview them at the police station. Keep in mind that law enforcement wants to implicate you in the staged accident with your own words. If you are contacted by the police regarding a staged accident, call a Miami criminal insurance fraud lawyer at DMT, so we can protect your rights. Do NOT agree to meet with an investigator or law enforcement officer without a criminal defense attorney being present.
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