Fraud is a serious allegation that comes with significant consequences, and insurance fraud is no exception. But what, exactly, constitutes this specific type of fraud? How can an insurance fraud attorney help you with your case?
Insurance fraud is defined as any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from any insurance process. This can include any type of insurance, such as:
In South Carolina, fraud bureaus are utilized to investigate and review insurance fraud reports. Here, they investigate different levels of insurance fraud, including:
- Soft: these involve embellishing an already legitimate claim. This can be when you exaggerate the amount of the stolen or damaged goods. For instance, reporting your 5-year-old 24-inch TV that was stolen as a brand new 48-inch plasma screen.
- Hard: these are more deliberate and involved instances. This can be when you stage or create an accident, even physical injury, to collect from your insurance policy. For instance, purposefully falling down the stairs and breaking a leg all to file a claim for compensation.
Being accused of insurance fraud can create a heavy burden for your family as well as threaten your freedom. Fortunately, that’s where an insurance fraud attorney comes into play.
Attorney Bill Nettles can fight for your rights. Knowing the intricacies of the legal process, he can provide you with the counsel necessary to help get you the best possible outcome. Without a lawyer, you will be left to fend for yourself.
If you’ve been accused of insurance fraud and would like to discuss your legal options with our experienced attorney, give our office a call at 803-814-2826. We proudly serve clients in Charleston, Columbia and the surrounding South Carolina communities.