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Insurance Fraud: Staged Car Accidents and How to Avoid Them



May 28th, 2018

Car accidents

What is a Staged Car Accident?

A staged car accident occurs when someone knowingly causes a car accident to make a personal injury claim. Staged car accidents are not uncommon.they are a common insurance scams.Staged car accidents are dangerous. The result of causing a fender bender may be a serious car accident.

Staged Car Accidents

Types of staged car accidents:

  1. The Swoop and Squat
  2. This occurs in free-flowing traffic. A car pulls up beside another car, making it impossible to change lanes. The driver in front of the second car stops short, causing the second car to rear-end them.

  3. The Right Turn Drive Down
  4. This occurs when making a right turn from a stop sign. A car parked at the curb accelerates forward and hits the rear corner of the right turning car.

  5. The Wave
  6. This may occur in denser traffic. A driver, who notices a vehicle switching lanes, accelerates and causes a collision.

  7. The Dual Turn Sideswipe
  8. When turning at an intersection a driver in an outer lane waits to see if a car goes the slightest bit out of lane and then hits the car.

How to Avoid Staged Car Accident Scams

Steps to take:

  1. Maintain a safe distance between cars
  2. Always maintain a safe distance from all vehicles.

  3. Call the police if you suspect fraud
  4. If you see anything that is unusual, call the police right away.

  5. Take Pictures or videos
  6. While waiting for the police, take pictures and videos of the suspected car including the license.

If you suspect that you have been the victim of a staged car accident talk with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. At Dervishi Law Group, P.C., our skilled car accident lawyers have the experience needed to assist you in holding the liable parties responsible. To speak to our car accident attorneys, call 917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525 or email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com.

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