Any kind of Newport car accident is upsetting. You may feel concern for yourself, your family and even the other party involved in the collision. If there are injuries, medical care may be needed immediately. Your car may be completely destroyed. What if, however, your accident wasn’t really accidental at all, but in reality was actually a staged collision? According to AAA, thousands of auto accidents in the U.S. each year occur which are set up just so fraudulent insurance claims can be filed. Sometimes an accident is no accident, but how do you know?
Newport car crashes occur everyday and for various reasons, but a cruel and calculating trend is happening by criminals who target and set up situations which result in auto accidents. Many of these may be minor, but as with any type of crash, there may be serious or even fatal injuries involved. The pain and trauma experienced are just as real with an unintended, or “real” accident, as with a staged collision.
Be aware and be cautious no matter what you drive, and where you are. A particular target which these criminals watch out for are solo drivers who are in an expensive luxury automobile. The assumption is that there would be a lot of insurance money which may be available in a settlement. Be very cautious if you were sideswiped, or someone drove quickly in front of you and then stopped, causing you to rear end them. It is possible that you are being set up for an insurance fraud case.
What Should You Do if You Were Involved in an Accident You believe May Have Been Staged?
As with any Newport car accident, proceed with basic common sense. If it is a minor incident, such as a basic fender bender, get your car to the side of the road, out of traffic. Call 911 if the car damage is more serious or if there appear to be serious injuries. Do not become confrontational or accuse the other driver. Calmly exchange personal information, such as name, address, and insurance information. Be sure to get the license plate number of the car involved. Make sure you take pictures of all the vehicles involved. Get witness statements and names and contact info as well. However, be very wary if a “witness” suddenly appears who suggests you go right away to a particular Newport Dr. or Newport personal injury attorney. This may be part of the scam, and they may actually be part of the staged collision team.
If you need help with what you believe my be a staged collision, contact an expert and qualified Newport personal injury attorney, but not one recommended by the others involved in this situation. Get the best advice you can, and you will not be the victim any longer of the intentional Newport auto accident.