‘Cash for crash’ scams fuel sharp rise in insurance fraud

A surge in so-called "cash for crash" scams and fraudulent whiplash injury claims is being blamed for a sharp rise in insurance fraud detected by Britain's biggest insurer. Aviva said it discovered more than £110m worth of fraud in 2013 – up 19% on the previous year – and that it was currently uncovering 45 [...]

By |2014-04-25T06:48:56+01:00April 25th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, fraud, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on ‘Cash for crash’ scams fuel sharp rise in insurance fraud

Personal Injury Lawyer Will Pay $1.7M to Insurers for Bogus Claims

A man who spent years acting as a supposed advocate for injured motorists may have taken his duties too far. By his own admission, 65-year-old Joseph Haddad persuaded accident victims to not only fabricate injuries but also seek powerful prescription pain killers and unnecessary, often prolonged medical treatment. Although some cases may have at first been legitimate—when Haddad [...]

By |2014-01-16T08:32:55+00:00January 16th, 2014|fraud, Injury, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Personal Injury Lawyer Will Pay $1.7M to Insurers for Bogus Claims
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