During the course of your representation, your Modesto personal injury attorney will discuss various aspects of your case. Your Modesto personal injury lawyer may explain that, in some cases, an insurance adjuster may refer the case to an investigation. Additionally, your Modesto personal injury lawyer may provide you with a list of factors that may indicate plaintiff fraud. These are discussed below.
If a claimant is unable to provide appropriate and accurate identification, a Modesto personal injury attorney may say that this can raise a red flag to the insurance representative handling the case. He or she may believe that the victim is committing fraud.
Another factor that your Modesto personal injury attorney may mention is a problem with an address. A plaintiff committing fraud may be weary of providing an accurate address or may say that he or she does not have a fixed address. Your Modesto personal injury attorney may explain that a fraudulent plaintiff may instead use addresses for family members or friends. These types of plaintiffs may or may not use a post office box for an address. However, your Modesto personal injury attorney can explain that plaintiffs committing fraud may avoid using a post office box because of potential criminal responsibility under mail fraud laws.
Another factor that your Modesto personal injury attorney may say that insurance adjusters look at when determining if fraud may be occurring is the attitude of the plaintiff. Individuals who are pushing for a quick settlement or asking for a prompt commitment from the insurance company before it has had time to validate the accident may seem suspicious to insurance adjusters. Additionally, individuals who seem to know too much about the process of filing claims may also raise a red flag to insurance adjusters.
An important factor that your Modesto personal injury attorney can warn you about is the consideration of the financial state. For example, a claimant might have had financial problems immediately before the accident. This may indicate a higher degree of motivation to make up a claim or to exaggerate an injury that they suffered.
A Modesto personal injury lawyer from Law Offices of Rancaño & Rancaño may be able to assist you with your personal injury case. Contact us at (916) 884-6554.