Insurance fraud is a serious crime in the state of New Jersey. If accused, the defendant could be facing up to 10 years in prison plus some hefty fines. In fact, the Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor has been created to keep an eye on insurance fraud in the state – it offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone with information on insurance fraud.
If you have been accused of insurance fraud, this is a charge that you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you with. For more than 26 years, the insurance fraud defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling these types of cases throughout New Jersey. We are ready to help you out of this situation.
What is Insurance fraud?
Insurance fraud is any act that attempts to obtain a fraudulent outcome, such as compensation, from an insurance process. For example, if you put in a claim for an accident that didn’t occur in order to obtain money from the insurance company, this is considered insurance fraud. It could mean providing false information on an application of an insurance policy or lying to the insurance company about a claim.
There are different types of insurance fraud, such as:
- Auto accident claims – It is illegal to receive treatment for fake injuries, being billed for treatment that was not provided, or to stage a car accident to cheat insurance companies.
- Health care insurance/Medicaid – It’s illegal to submit a false claim to an insurance company to be paid of services that weren’t provided.
- Disability benefits/Unemployment – It’s illegal to receive these benefits if you aren’t disabled or unemployed.
- Workers’ Compensation – It’s illegal for an employer not to purchase workers’ comp insurance in the state of New Jersey.
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Don’t wait much longer! If you’ve been accused of insurance fraud, time is ticking. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation. Now taking clients in Jersey City, Newark, Elizabeth, and throughout New Jersey.