The National Insurance Crime Bureau has announced that it will be cracking down on fraudulent slip and fall insurance claims. Read more about how to protect your potential recovery if you have been injured in a legitimate slip and fall accident, and learn how the experienced New Jersey and New York slip and fall attorneys of Hofmann & Schweitzer can help you with your claim.
On August 24, 2010, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) issued a press release indicating that it will be scrutinizing slip and fall cases for fraud more closely in the future. Joe Wehrle, the president and chief executive officer of the NICB says that while many people have legitimate claims, many others do not.
Fraudulent slip and falls in New York City ranked in the top five cities in the country with this problem. New York state slip and falls were among the top five states in the country with this problem, which was later proven false.
What Does This Mean if You Have a Legitimate New York Slip and Fall Injury?
It means that the insurance company is going to be taking a closer look at your claim. However, it does not mean that you will be unable to recover the damages to which you are legally entitled.
In order to maximize your chances of recovering damages, it will be important to consult an experienced New York slip and fall lawyer who knows what the insurance company is looking for and how to accurately and effectively present your claim.
The New York premises liability lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer will provide you with a free case evaluation after a slip and fall accident. Call us at 1-800-362-9329 for more information about your rights.