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Insurance fraud defence solicitors

Our lawyers are experts in insurance fraud defence. This is a highly specialised area of law and you will need access to specialists if you are accused of anything of this nature. You will also need to be reassured that through experience of these cases that your legal team has full access to independent experts to supply technical knowledge where necessary.

Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to fraudulently obtain payment from an insurer. One example could be the deliberate causing of an event after which a claim is made on an insurance policy. If the true facts had been known to the insurer then the policy would not have paid out. Other examples could be falsifying facts to obtain payments and exaggerating existing claims.

If you have been accused of an insurance fraud offence and would like to speak to a member of our specialist team call us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.

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Domestic insurance fraud

Domestic insurance fraud relates to fraudulent claims for both home and motor insurance.

Home insurance fraud

Home insurance claims can be investigated for a range of reasons including but not limited to:

  • Making exaggerated claims regarding loss
  • Making false claims
  • Deliberately causing damage to property
  • Staging a false burglary in order to generate money

We have expert fraud lawyers used to dealing with insurance fraud. This could be either domestic or commercial. With insurance fraud estimated to cost the industry over £800 million a year, more investigations are being carried out than ever before.

Motor insurance fraud

One particular area on the increase is prosecuting individuals accused of motor insurance fraud relating to the staging of accidents. This is commonly called ‘crash for cash’. This is where an individual is accused of deliberately causing an accident, claiming for more people than were in the car or false personal injury claims. Both individuals and ‘organised groups’ may find themselves accused of ‘crash for cash’ offences. This area of insurance fraud is particularly prevalent since the increase of personal injury claims in general over the last few years and the common use of accident management companies.

Often innocent people may well be accused due to the nature of the claim and we will robustly defend those accusations. We will instruct appropriate road traffic accident investigators to counter prosecution evidence where necessary and any other relevant expert to assist the preparation of the defence case. We proactively defend cases in all circumstances.
We can also assist if you are accused of commercial insurance fraud involving theft, arson and false claims for business interruptions.
Our experienced team of insurance fraud solicitors have the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to defend you. Contact us on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.

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