In Michigan, insurance fraud may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the actual circumstances of the offense as well as the value of intended or actual damages to the insurer. If you or someone you know has been arrested or is under investigation for insurance fraud, contact a Michigan insurance fraud attorney at Swor Law as soon as possible. Your rights and freedom are on the line. You will need an attorney to stand up for you and protect your interests throughout all court proceedings.
Definition of Insurance Fraud
Insurance fraud is an offense which involves defrauding an insurance company either by making a fraudulent claim or by destroying one’s own property to collect insurance money.
Insurance fraud may be committed in regards to any type of insurance, including these:
- Auto insurance
- Homeowner’s insurance
- Life insurance
- Medical insurance
- Other insurance
Virtually any individual or business with insurance may face allegations of fraud after filing a claim if it is suspected or discovered that the claim may have been filed when no actual losses occurred, when the value of the claim is higher than the property lost, or when the insured caused the damages him or herself.
Accused of Insurance Fraud? Clear Your Name with a Michigan Insurance Fraud Lawyer. Committing arson in order to carry out an insurance fraud scheme, fraudulently misrepresenting assets or losses in an insurance claim, or faking a medical condition in order to seek an insurance payout are all means of committing insurance fraud. No matter the circumstances of your case, it is important to discuss your options with a lawyer as soon as you can. At Swor Law, we offer a free consultation with one of our attorneys in order to help you get started.