Insurance fraud poses a problem for both insurance companies and consumers, as companies are forced to make pay outs for fraudulent claims, the cost shifts to consumers. The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud publishes annual estimates for claims fraud in four areas of insurance (auto, homeowners, health and business). The latest national estimate for claims fraud in the U.S. is $79 billion. Consequently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has dedicated a section of their office to targeting fraud through the use of task forces, strike teams, and undercover operations. In the event of a conviction for insurance fraud, the offender faces serious consequences such as incarceration, fines, and the potential of losing ones medical license. If you have been investigated for or charged with a violation of insurance fraud, it is essential that you contact a knowledgeable Massachusetts criminal defense attorney who is familiar with the complex area of insurance fraud. In many cases, being able to make restitution for all or a substantial part of the money may provide you with leniency from the court and in some cases, may even result in the dismissal of the case after payment is made. Also, there are opportunities to reduce payment obligations or make reduced payment arrangements to resolve you case if you are charged in court with welfare or insurance fraud in Massachusetts.
Aggressive Boston, Massachusetts Insurance Fraud Defense Lawyer
A conviction for insurance care fraud can destroy a person's life and wreak havoc with their financial status. Whatever difficult dilemma you face, the Law Office of Patrick J. Murphy is here to help. Speaking with a qualified Massachusetts insurance fraud defense lawyer may ease the stress and tension you feel, and also ensure that your rights are protected from beginning to end. As a dedicated criminal defense attorney, Patrick J. Murphy, Esq. has been instrumental in the vigorous defense of his clients throughout Massachusetts for over 18 years. For a free and confidential assessment of your insurance fraud case, please call 617-367-0450 or email us directly using our online contact form.