Our Raleigh Insurance Fraud Attorneys Will Defend Your Rights
When filling out an insurance claim, it may not seem serious to inflate the value of belongings or add some items that maybe you didn’t have. However, it is very serious when it comes to the law because actions like that are considered insurance fraud. This is an umbrella term which includes activities like filing false claims, inflating legitimate claims, and billing for services not performed.
Property insurance fraud is especially common in North Carolina due to the floods, hurricanes, and other natural disasters which occur here. Overall, property insurance fraud, health insurance fraud, disability insurance fraud, and other misdeeds cost policyholders millions of dollars a year, in the form of increased insurance premiums. Other types of insurance fraud include:
- Arson for profit
- Life insurance fraud
- False pretense or false statements
- Automobile repairs
- Automobile accidents
- Medical insurance fraud
- Willful failure to pay group insurance premiums
If you face insurance fraud charges, speak with one of our skilled Raleigh fraud attorneys. Because it’s a Class H felony offense, punishments are quite severe.
Federal Insurance Fraud
State district attorneys are able to pass cases to federal attorneys. This is especially likely to happen in cases that also combine mail or wire fraud or include instances of racketeering. Federal investigators have more resources to investigate and try cases, and they have a very high rate of conviction, which can be punished by up to 10 years in prison or longer if the fraud resulted in injury or death. At Sandman, Finn, & Fitzhugh, we not only defend clients in state court, we are also federal criminal defense attorneys.
Contact Our Raleigh Fraud Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation
Our Raleigh fraud attorneys represent clients both in state and federal court providing comprehensive, strategic defense to our clients. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at (919) 887-8040 or fill out our contact form to learn more.