Been injured in an accident that was not your fault? Thinking about claiming for accident expenses in Walsall? Mulling the possibility of exaggerating the extent of your injuries as part of an effort to get more money? Then you would be well advised to sit and have a jolly good think about the potential ramifications of doing so. If you were to get rumbled, you could be looking at very serious consequences indeed, up to and including prison time.
This is no joke. Insurance firms will always investigate any claimant they suspect might not be telling the truth. If a large amount of money is at stake, they will use all means at their disposal to prove that you are telling porky pies. This could mean that you will get no compensation at all, even if you genuinely were injured. But if the insurance provider concerned seeks to have you prosecuted for fraud, this will be the least of your worries.
Personal injury fraud and claiming for accident expenses in Walsall
If you are stretching the truth when making car accident claims, don’t be surprised if you are put under surveillance by the insurance firm that would have to foot the bill if your claim were to be successful.
This might involve an investigator following, trying to get pictures of you doing things that the injuries you claim to have should stop you from doing. If you claim to be wheelchair-bound and are snapped enjoying a spot of line dancing, your claim will be all but doomed.
It will also be likely that any social media accounts you have might be scrutinised. If you post pictures that show you cavorting about the place when you’ve claimed you can barely leave the house, you could find yourself in something of a pickle.
Exaggerating your car accident claims is really is not worth it, especially if you were genuinely injured and are rightfully entitled to some compensation. If you stop to think about it, you would be silly to pass up the chance of receiving compensation you are entitled to just because you got greedy.
Talk to the experts
If you have genuinely been injured in an accident that was not your fault and would like to make car accident claims, you would be very well advised indeed to pick up the phone right now and dial 0800 689 0500 from a land-line or if using a cell phone to call, dial 0333 500 0993, as part of an effort to touch base with one of Accident Advice Helpline’s friendly and professional claims advisors. Calls are completely free, and lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
Date Published: 13th December 2014
Author: David Brown