One reason that your Waldorf personal injury lawyer may explain that your settlement could be delayed is if the insurance company suspects that the plaintiff’s claim is fraudulent. There are usually a few red flags that may make an insurance adjuster suspect such fraud.
Problems With Identification
One situation that may raise a red flag is when a claimant is unable to provide proper identification. If this situation occurs, the insurance adjuster may suspect fraud.
Problems With Addresses
Your Waldorf personal injury lawyer can explain that an address for friends, post office box or a family member can indicate that the plaintiff moves a lot. It may also indicate financial distress and a reason why the plaintiff would be motivated to file a false claim. Another potential red flag is if the victim refuses to use the mail system at all and insists on being hand-delivered documents. Your Waldorf personal injury lawyer can explain that this can indicate that the claimant is attempting to avoid any potential criminal responsibility for mail fraud.
One of the areas that your Waldorf personal injury lawyer may warn you about is financial instability. If the insurance adjuster knows that the accident victim was out of work or otherwise experiencing financial difficulties, this may raise a red flag as to the credibility of the victim. Your Waldorf personal injury lawyer may say that these factors could motivate the victim to lie or exaggerate a claim. Likewise, if the claimant appears to be living well beyond his or her means, your Waldorf personal injury attorney can explain that this may make the insurance adjuster question whether the victim is engaged in illegal activity.
To learn about other potential red flags, contact a Waldorf personal injury attorney from The Law Office of Carroll Drake, LC. at (301) 638-1280.