Crash for cash – or cash for crash – is a form of motor insurance fraud which may also involve making a personal injury claim for hard-to-diagnose conditions such as whiplash injury, back pain or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Disproving allegations of crash for cash can involve technical expertise according to the circumstances of the crash.
Those facing allegations of crash for cash may have a history of road traffic accidents and related injuries – or may simply be motorists caught up in a scam whose car was also involved in the faked road accident.
Motor insurance companies now thoroughly investigate any suspicions that crash for cash has taken place – and a case may go to trial if sufficient evidence is obtained that a road crash was deliberately engineered for the purpose of making an insurance claim.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can offer expert legal advice even before a formal investigation into crash for cash is launched – or if an individual or group of people fear they may face allegations or charges relating to crash for cash.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors regularly defend those facing investigation for serious fraud – including crash for cash – and can liaise with the Insurance Fraud Bureau and other investigating agencies, including:
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can also advise on Confiscations Orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) – as well as civil asset recovery proceedings under POCA.
The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system – and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in crash for cash insurance fraud cases.
Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on crash for cash insurance fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing crash for cash charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on motor insurance fraud or crash for cash.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.
Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing crash for cash fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to motor insurance fraud allegations – to contact us as soon as possible.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for motor insurance fraud is brought – and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HM Revenue and Customs.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services –Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances.
Duncan Lewis can advise further on Legal Aid at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors offer competitively-priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, after the event insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss allegations or charges relating to crash for cash on 020 7923 4020.