Fraudulent motor vehicle accidents investigated

On Behalf of | May 19, 2022 | Firm News

Traffic in the United States (more during rush hour but also at other times) can be really difficult to handle and navigate. There are many trucks, sport utility vehicles, cars and motorcycles on the road at any given time. Traffic is normally difficult to get through and you never know when an accident will occur. In the blink of an eye, things can happen and life will be different from that moment on.

As difficult as it is to navigate America’s roads, if someone steps in and stages an accident, as was recently the case in Louisiana, it can make the situation so much worse. The bogus accidents involved cars and larger vehicles getting into accidents for the purpose of defrauding insurance companies. The fraudulent actions could potentially have brought a lot of money to those people who staged the accidents.

How the accidents were staged

The way that the accidents were fabricated was that a large vehicle (truck or bus) on the road would be identified as the target and the fraudulent driver would create an accident and allow the other vehicle to hit them. After the accident occurred, there would be a lawsuit. The next stage was that the fraudulent driver would seek medical treatment (including unnecessary surgery).

The fraudulent drivers chose trucks and buses as their targets because they could sue the truck or bus company, not just the individual drivers. There were many different people with many different jobs who were involved in the scheme. There were lawyers, medical personnel, as well as the fraudulent drivers. Sadly, this type of situation can happen again.

False statements never turn out well

In addition to staging the accidents, the information that the fraudulent drivers provided was allegedly false. If you are in an accident, no matter what happened, you must tell the truth. It is always a much safer bet to be honest because if the information is not true, it will usually be found out in the end. Honesty is always the best (and most important) policy.

Getting solid advice from an experienced personal injury attorney

If you have been the victim of a trucking accident due to someone else’s negligent (or fraudulent) behavior, it may help your case tremendously to consult an experienced Louisiana personal injury attorney, who can give you solid advice on the most effective approach to take to get the compensation that you deserve to live a good life going forward.