Insurance companies say you need to watch out because the next time you get in a wreck, it may all be a part of a scam. According to insurance companies, it's all a part of a new rising trend of staged auto accidents.
Supposedly, these kinds of accidents are when the car in front of you unexpectedly slams on their brakes, just to the point where you can't stop without hitting them. The scammer then claims fake injuries and car damage against your insurance company.
Is this real? Likely, no.
I am not suggesting that is does not happen, however, the chances of this being the causes of any accident you see or hear of? Less than 1%. In fact, far less than 1%.
Why then do insurance companies tell us otherwise? Answer: Pure profit.
In order to make the public question claims, even valid, true claims, the insurance companies need to get people thinking skeptically. They need you to believe thus is a big problem. In fact, it is not. Not even close. But people believe it. They are conditioned, and with your mind on it, the next accident you see or hear about ready has you thinking "fraud". The end result? The true victims cannot get fair trials because of the adverse conditioning. The awards at trial are less--sometimes not even enough to pay medical bills.
Who wins? You guessed it: The insurance companies. Period.
Suggestion: If you are ever called upon to serve on a jury, leave any preconceived notions at home, and give BOTH sides a fair assessment. No one asks for any more than that--except for insurance companies. They try to stack the deck. Don't let this happen.
Remember, the next person it could happen to is you.