The dangers of staged car accident claims

Date: Aug 26, 2016


A recent story that emerged from Canberra has highlighted the dangers and consequences of falsifying information about a car accident. Incidents such as this, brings awareness to the chance that you are involved in a car accident that was not your fault, you need to talk to expert car accident compensation lawyers.

In this case, the 38-year-old man in question attempted to con his insurance company into paying out for a staged accident to cover the cost of surgery he needed. His knee was damaged over years of martial arts fighting.

Don’t get caught on the other side

The man in question was sentenced to two years and four months in prison in the ACT Supreme Court. When handing out the sentence, Justice John Burns mentioned that insurance fraud was not a victimless crime.

Of course, the shoe can often be on the other foot. We all know that giant insurance companies go out of their way to avoid making payments to individuals who are rightly claiming for accidents that weren’t their fault.

The majority of people simply don’t know they are entitled to compensation under the New South Wales motor accidents compensation scheme. More often than not, this is due to people simply not knowing that the scheme doesn’t only cover people who have been injured in car accidents. It also covers pedestrians, cyclists and pillion passengers on motorbikes.

It’s important, therefore, that if you are ever involved in an accident to seek the guidance of people in the know.

This is what we do

At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we thrive in dealing with personal injury law. We know all the ins and outs of the motor accidents compensation scheme. Why? How? We deal with it everyday. We know all the tactics employed by insurance companies and individuals looking to cut corners.

We use all of our knowledge and experience and put it to best use, to get our clients the compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in a car accident in NSW, get in touch with our expert car accident compensation lawyers today. We offer free face-to-face and telephone consultations, where we can talk about the circumstances around your accident and what you may be entitled to.

Call us now on 1800 004 878 to book a free appointment with one of my compensation experts or email your enquiry.