Plenty of California residents depend on their insurance providers to actually be there when needed. In most situations that is what happens. Unfortunately, there are those who are accused of insurance fraud when providers believe that policy holders purposely damaged their own property or have made false claims in order to receive payments.
Common examples of insurance fraud include intentionally causing a car accident, falsely claiming theft or loss, starting a fire to one's own property or filing false medical claims. It is understandable for insurance providers to investigate claims to ensure validity as, sadly, there are those who do try to take advantage. Unfortunately, during those investigations, plenty of innocent people may be falsely accused when all they want is the help for which they have paid.
Those who are accused of insurance fraud can face a number of consequences if convicted of such crimes. These may include significant fines and imprisonment -- among various others. As such, it is important that certain steps are taken to help in the process of fighting these kinds of accusations. To learn more about insurance fraud, what to do and how and attorney can help you, please visit our firm's website.
Being accused of insurance fraud can feel like the end of the world. Those in California who find themselves in such positions would be wise to seek legal counsel as swiftly as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to offer guidance, investigate the situation thoroughly and provide representation in an effort to achieve an outcome that best suits the interests of the accused.