When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, you need to make sure that you do not ever file anything that could fall under the category of fraud. This means that you cannot ask the insurance company to pay for an injury that didn’t really happen, or is being blown out proportion. You also cannot file for a personal injury claim on an injury that doesn’t even have anything to do with whatever injury you initially faced. If you file a claim like this, there are going to be negative consequences.
The Consequences of Filing a False Personal Injury Claim
The most basic consequences for filing a fraudulent personal injury claim is to have the claim denied. Of course, if the insurance company finds out that you did not file a claim on a legit or related injury, they are not going to want to pay you for it. However, the consequences only go up from there. They can charge you with all of their costs, including the investigation of the entire personal injury claim, any representation that they need to hire to appeal your false claim, any legal fees they needed to incur in order to battle your false personal injury claim, and potentially even more.
The insurance company can also completely revoke your right to insurance through them based on your personal injury claim, which will make it harder to get anywhere, and you could even face legal consequences. They can file a misdemeanor charge if the error was a slight exaggeration or misrepresentation, or they can file felony charges. This typically only comes when the personal injury claim comes along with something else that could bring about a felony conviction for the accused.