Beware of YOUR Insurance Company Accusing YOU of FRAUD
State Farm promises, “it’s here to help life go right” and that it’s “like a good neighbor”.
Erie Insurance sells its products by proclaiming, “Do more of what you love because your good life is protected by Erie Insurance”.
But sometimes the insurance company puts its own profits over its customers best interests.
Please read the attached article to learn how insurance companies in Pennsylvania pay the salaries of county prosecutors and investigators to bring fraud claims against its own insureds, and in some instances have taken that funding away when it perceives not enough prosecutions are brought.
Then ask yourself two questions:
1. Is it possibly a conflict of interest for the insurance companies to do this?
2. When you make a claim, should you ask for help from a lawyer since the insurance company may not be the “friend” advertised?
About the Author
Anthony J. Baratta (Tony) is a trial attorney. He has tried more than 50 cases to Juries in State and Federal Courts and has litigated thousands of personal injury and medical malpractice cases in his 30-year career. Tony is the founding partner of Baratta, Russell, & Baratta and an active board member of the Pennsylvania Brain Injury Association (BPIA). Tony is also on the board for the Philadelphia VIP and performs pro bono work for the Laurel House, a non-profit for victims of domestic abuse. In addition, Tony is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for trial attorneys, voted one of Philadelphia’s Super Lawyers for the past 13 years, and a 2018 recipient of the First Judicial District Pro Bono Award for the Civil Trial Division.