Insurance Fraud Lawyer in Miami, FL

If you or a loved one have been arrested for insurance fraud, or has been contacted by an insurance fraud investigator, it is critical to consult with an experienced Miami insurance fraud Lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.

What are the Types of Insurance Fraud?

There are many types of insurance fraud. One of the most common insurance frauds in Florida is car insurance fraud based on fake or planned car accidents.  Recently the state legislature has passed stricter laws severely punishing auto insurance fraud.  Workers comp fraud is also one of the common insurance frauds that law enforcement targets. Over the years, our insurance fraud attorneys have defended all types of insurance fraud cases. This includes fraud relating to healthcare insurance, homeowners insurance policies, commercial insurance policies, disability policies, arson, and life insurance (click here for information regarding healthcare fraud).

The common element in insurance fraud cases is the allegation that the defendant intentionally gave a false or misleading statement supporting an insurance claim. The false or misleading statement can be made in the initial application for the insurance or be made/communicated to the insurance company when you file the insurance claim. Regardless of when you make the statement, insurance investigators and law enforcement officers view it as an insurance scam. False or misleading information can be found in a wide range of insurance claims documents and records.

How is Insurance Fraud Charged?

State prosecutors usually charge insurance fraud cases under the insurance fraud statute, Section 817.234, unless a more specific law applies, like workers compensation fraud. If multiple insurance fraud counts are alleged as part of a scheme, the prosecutor can also charge the defendant under Florida’s organized fraud statute.

What is the Punishment for Insurance Fraud?

Much like theft crimes, the severity of the possible sentence for insurance fraud is determined by the amount of money at issue:

  • $19,999 or less — a felony of the third degree, punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison.
  • $20,000 or more — but less than $100,000, a felony of the second degree, punishable by a maximum of 15 years in prison.
  • $100,000 or more — a felony of the first degree, punishable by a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Have you or a loved one been arrested or approached by law enforcement investigating insurance fraud in Florida? If so, it is extremely important to meet with an experienced insurance fraud lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights. You need the counsel of an experienced attorney to guide you through the process and maximize your chances of resolving your case with a favorable outcome.

Contact an Experienced Miami Insurance Fraud Attorney

By taking the immediate action of hiring an experienced Miami insurance fraud attorney to defend yourself, you are minimizing the chances that your criminal case will have lasting consequences for your career, personal life, and reputation.

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