Michael Steinger of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene Condemns Recent Auto Insurance ‘Fraudsters’ Making it Harder for Legitimate Claims

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Miami injury lawyer Michael Steinger of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene weighs in on auto insurance fraud. People who commit insurance fraud make it harder for those with legitimate claims to collect the money they need to get their lives back on track.

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There are people who sincerely need their insurance money. They need the care and recovery time in order to get their lives back on track.

Michael Steinger, founding partner of Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, condemns insurance fraud. Staged accidents are one of the most common and costly forms of auto insurance fraud.

Recently, investigators charged 33 people they said were involved in staging accidents for insurance fraud. According to the Sun-Sentinel (5.16.13), the participants staged vehicle collisions. The motorists and passengers then reported they needed treatment from chiropractors and massage therapists.

“Insurance companies pay for fraud, but consumers underwrite these costs in the long run with increased insurance premiums,” said West Palm Beach Car Accident Lawyer, Steinger. “The high cost will be paid by those who have legitimate claims.”

The participants were defrauding the insurance system to make money for themselves and a well-organized group of healthcare providers, reported the Sun-Sentinel. Fraud participants were trained to make the accidents look realistic. Recruiters also taught them to file police reports and insurance claims, and told them where to go for treatment of the injuries they were faking.

The charges were part of Operation Sledgehammer, a three-year investigation that identified about $20 million in fraudulently obtained payouts from insurers. The full state and federal investigation led to charges being filed against 92 defendants from South Florida, the Sun-Sentinel said.

“People who commit insurance fraud also make it harder for legitimate claims to get paid,” said Steinger. “There are people who sincerely need their insurance money. They need the care and recovery time in order to get their lives back on track.”

After a car accident, there may be injuries, pain, suffering and long term conditions associated with the accident. Insurance companies already try to deny and minimize benefits for those who were injured in car accidents.

An attorney usually can get a policyholder much more than an insurance company will offer.

To ensure that you are treated fairly by an insurance company and are offered the compensation you deserve, it is important to obtain legal counsel. Contact Steinger, Iscoe & Greene injury attorneys at 1-800-560-5059.

About Steinger, Iscoe & Greene:

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is a proven legal team whose number one goal is to get South Florida injury victims every dollar they truly deserve. Since 1997, the firm’s lawyers have successfully handled cases that have included: auto accidents, bicycle accidents, birth injuries and medical malpractice. The entire legal team is committed to representing and fighting for injury victims’ best interests, giving each client insight into Florida law and their rights.

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is staffed with more than 26 lawyers and 120 legal professionals. Offices are located in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Okeechobee, Port St. Lucie and West Palm Beach. Steinger, Iscoe & Greene also offers the No Fee Guarantee®, which means “you don’t owe us any money unless we get money for you.”

Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard, Ninth Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

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