Accidents are called “accidental” for a reason—it’s because they were done in an unintentional manner. The other driver would never intentionally cause an accident, right?

Wrong. There are drivers on the road who try to take advantage of other drivers. They cause an accident and make it appear as if the collision was the other person’s fault, in order to defraud the insurance company.

This practice is both unethical and illegal. These predators are seeking payment from your insurance company of others involved. If you are involved in an accident and believe that the other driver caused the accident on purpose, it is important to know what to do.

Three signs that may indicate that a driver has caused or is attempting to cause a fraudulent accident in Illinois are:

  • Intimidation. It is important for the fraudulent person that you admit fault of the accident. It is common for these individuals to try to use intimidation to make you admit that you were at fault.
  • Slow vehicles. The person trying to cause an accident may be driving at a slow rate of speed. This is often done in order to try to get another vehicle to rear-end them.
  • Lane changing. As the driver attempt to cause an accident, they may be seen making frequent lane changes.

If you feel that you have been a victim of a fraudulent car accident, contact the police as well as your insurance company. You may also seek compensation by contact a Gurnee auto accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 866-625-2299 today for a free legal consultation.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.