It is important to remember that every road is a dangerous place. The official statistical data is very depressing – hundreds of thousands of people lose their lives in numerous car accidents. There is a number of reasons as to why these accidents happen. Some people do not pay enough attention to the road and what is happening around them. Others are too negligent and do not follow the rules and regulations. These accidents are tragic but not intentional. On the other hand, you will be surprise to learn how many people are actually prepared to stage a car accident in order to get your insurance money. Yes, although it may seem unbelievable, some scammers do not have any moral principles and they are prepared to do anything in order to get some quick cash.
Some crooks cause minor accidents, but demand huge compensation for supposed damages. Other scammers are not afraid of staging bigger accident, with injuries or even to lethal end. They are even able to find “witnesses”, who just happened to be at the scene and who “saw” how you rammed the scammers. Of course, all these people are immoral offenders, who should not be allowed to roam around the roads freely. If you want to protect yourself from these scammers, you should first learn more about the actual types of accidents that are caused by them:
– The so-called T-bone Accidents. At an intersection, the scammers are going to wait for you to make your legal turn and then will quickly ram into your car, causing a T-bone accident. When the police arrives at the scene, some planted witnesses will claim that you were speeding up or disregarded the traffic lights.
– The so-called Swoop and Squat. A car driver suddenly pulls over, causing a rear-end collision. Sure enough, the scammer will claim that you were the one, who rammed him or her, even though the crash was staged at a very low speed.
– The so-called Drive Down. When you are switching the lanes, a driver may wave at you, telling you to merge into one. Once you begin switching, the driver will ram you. Afterwards, the scammer is going to claim that you were merging in an unsafe manner.
– The so-called Sideswipe. A scammer may intentionally sideswipe you when you are in the inner lane of a dual left-turn lane.
Most of the above-mentioned situations may end up very badly for you, since it is very difficult to prove that the accident was actually staged, especially if there are witnesses on the scene, who claim otherwise. Still, you can avoid these accidents if you are going to stick to some simple rules. First of all, be sure to assess the situation on the road at all times; never tailgate other cars; do not be fooled by the overly friendly drivers; make sure to call the law enforcement officers on the scene of the accident at once; record as much as you can with your phone or camera at the place of the accident; if you believe that you were scammed, do not be afraid to say so to the police; do not settle the accident with cash on the scene; do not allow a stranger take you to some doctor or attorney that you do not know or trust.
If you have actual reasons to believe that you were scammed, do not hesitate to get in touch with a professional lawyer at the earliest opportunity. Only will he know how to help you and how to prove your innocence in the court of law. Make sure you find an experienced attorney, who knows how to deal with staged accidents. This way, you will be able to get the compensation you deserve and to punish the scammers in accordance with law.