Oklahoma City, OK -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/10/2014 -- Auto fraud has been on the rise in the U.S., which means more people need to be aware and need legal protection. In Oklahoma City, Johnson and Biscone law firm is helping victims fight the scams of auto fraud and seek justice and compensation for these scams.
Auto fraud can occur in many different forms. One of the most popular forms occurs through insurance fraud and fake accidents. Many times, more than one driver is involved in an elaborate insurance fraud scheme. Sometimes, the other driver is the victim of the fraud scheme. Rear-end collision accidents are commonly set up. They are fairly easy to stage and it is easy to place liability on the distracted driver. The perpetrators of the insurance fraud scam will file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company in order to collect funds.
The best way for consumers to protect themselves from these types of situations, is to remain vigilant. Criminals are opportunists, and they will generally look for “good victims” or “marks”. If a driver is texting while driving, talking, or eating, then he or she is less likely to be attentive to what is happening on the road. Drivers that follow too closely (tailgating), is another contributing factor in rear-end collision accidents.
Some forms of fraud take place at car dealerships. Rolling back the odometer on vehicles is very prevalent. A few dealerships will have a mechanic to change the odometer reading on vehicles for sale, so that it will reflect a lower reading. The lower odometer reading does not reflect all of the actual mileage or wear-and-tear on the vehicle. The dealership does this in order to price at a higher book value for the vehicle that they are selling.
If possible, buyers should always check the maintenance records on vehicles before buying. Don’t rely solely on information contained in Carfax documents, as they are often incomplete. Unfortunately, the Carfax and similar type documents are not as reliable as consumers would like them to be. The best source of information for maintenance and vehicle history is a vehicle’s prior owner.
Sadly, auto fraud can occur to anyone, even the most attentive people. When this happens, the victim needs an outlet for help, a group of individuals who will fight for them. At Johnson and Biscone, that legal team exists. With an entire legal team dedicated to fighting auto fraud in Oklahoma , victims will have power and knowledge on their side. No scam is too great for Johnson and Biscone legal team in Oklahoma City.
About Johnson & Biscone law firm
Johnson & Biscone law firm in Oklahoma City provides legal representation and counsel for people in Oklahoma City and the greater Oklahoma area. Specializing in workers’ compensation, auto fraud and personal injury cases, the entire legal team has the ability and knowledge to obtain complete compensation for clients. Well regarded and trusted in the area, the team will help anyone get back on their feet and receive the justice they deserve. First time consultations are free.
105 North Hudson Avenue, Suite 100
Oklahoma City, OK 73102