Fraudulent Claims Involving Staged Accidents on the Rise (NY)

In difficult economic times, an increase in insurance fraud often follows. Recently, the National Insurance Crime Bureau published a report showing that staged auto accident questionable claims increased by 46% from 2007-2009, despite the fact that auto personal injury claims and claims for PIP benefits decreased during that period.

New York was the second highest state for such claims, falling only behind Florida.
And the number one city? New York, with more than 1,300 claims.

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