It wasn’t long ago that we discussed an interesting story in Fort Wayne where a group of friends staged a car accident to collect insurance. The police’s investigation found that the reality of the wreck didn’t match the group’s story, and they were soon charged with insurance fraud and faced fines and prison time.
Since we see the harmful effects of car accidents on a daily basis, it’s hard to believe that someone would get into one on purpose. Unfortunately, the draw to profit by manipulating the insurance system happens more often than you’d think, and it recently happened again in Fort Wayne.
A Northern Indiana woman submitted a claim to an insurance company that she had been seriously injured when a school bus ran into her as she crossed the road. Her claim that a Fort Wayne Community school bus caused her bodily harm was taken very serious, and an investigation into the accident was quickly launched.
The woman probably hadn’t taken into account the fact that most school buses are equipped with onboard cameras. The footage showed the woman walking in front of the bus and intentionally striking it with her fist. Her claim that the loud thud was actually the bus striking her was quickly discredited. Now the woman is being charged with ‘submitting false claims of injury and misleading information to the insurance company.’
Injury Attorneys in Indianapolis
The Ken Nunn Law Office takes every accident claim serious. When you’re injured in an accident your life can be turned upside down. Not only are you dealing with the physical trauma, but the financial burden can be overwhelming as well.
If you’ve found yourself in this situation, an experienced Indianapolis injury lawyer can help. The Ken Nunn Law Office has been serving the people of Indiana for over 45 years and are ready to serve you and your family when you’ve been affected by an accident. Contact the Ken Nunn Law Office today and let them get started on your case with a free legal consultation.
Source. WTHR.com, ‘http://www.wthr.com/story/20027444/woman-who-claimed-school-bus-injury-charged,’ November 07, 2012.
Source. FortWayne.com, ‘http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121107/NEWS/320100820,’ November 07, 2012.