MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS
Car Insurance fraud can cost billions of dollars per year which impacts insurers and consumers across the country. Since 2020, fraudulent claims have begun to increase. According to the Insurance Information Institute, staged motor vehicle accidents have been among the most common types of fraud schemes. Claimants will intentionally or strategically cause an accident with another vehicle in order to receive a payout. It is illegal for people to stage car accidents to bilk or cheat insurance companies. At Investigative Solutions LLC, we regularly conduct motor vehicle accident investigations. It is our job to investigate the nature of the accident in order to determine its legitimacy.
Common types of staged motor vehicle accidents include:
Swoop and Squat: Two vehicles trap a victim in a rear-end collision
Drive Down: A driver waits to make the oncoming victim believe they are safe to turn left, and then proceeds to hit them.
Wave Down: A driver waves a victim on to signal that it is safe to pull out while a second vehicle hits them
Enhanced Damages: After a legitimate accident, the claimant causes additional damage to their vehicle for a larger claim.
Panic Stop: A driver will watch for a victim behind them to become distracted and then brake to cause a rear-end accident.
Sideswipe: Often performed in a dual left-turn lane intersection when a driver positions themselves to side-swipe another car in the inner lane.
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