Dallas Insurance Fraud Defense Lawyers
Aggressive & Experienced Counsel in TX
Insurance fraud occurs when one party misrepresents a fact or makes a lie in order to receive a financial gain under an insurance policy. The party guilty of insurance fraud may include:
- Doctors and hospitals
Insurance fraud claims affect more than just the insurer.
Insurance fraud often drives up insurance premiums because companies will often divide losses from fraud claims among policyholders. It has been estimated that insurance fraud costs consumers about $150 billion per year, which equals about an additional $1,000 per family in insurance premiums.
At the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, Patrick McLain has more than three decades of experience as a Dallas federal criminal defense attorney and criminal lawyer. Together he and his colleagues can aggressively defend the insurance fraud charges you are facing.
Insurance fraud can take a variety of different forms, which include:
- Unlicensed insurance
- Healthcare provider fraud
- Auto accident fraud
- Life and health insurance fraud against the elderly
- Healthcare fraud
- Workers’ compensation fraud
- Mortgage fraud
Texas Insurance Fraud Law & Penalties
Under Texas law, a person commits fraud if they intentionally mislead and insurance company or policy by submitting a faulty claim that knowingly contains a false statement or false information or when an individual attempts to receive benefits or solicits benefits from an insurance claim with the intent to defraud to the insurer.
The penalty for committing insurance fraud depends on the value of the claim. For example:
- Less than $50 in considered a Class C misdemeanor that may result in a fine up to $500
- More than $200,000 is a first degree felony punishable by a minimum of five years in prison
Contact a Dallas Insurance Fraud Defense Attorney
Need a Dallas insurance fraud lawyer? Patrick McLain has over 30 years of experience defending people facing criminal charges in Texas and all over the world. Insurance fraud crimes require the help of experienced counsel and the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC can help defend you in court. Patrick J. McLain is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has experience fighting all types of insurance fraud claims.
Contact the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain PLLC for an initial consultation. Our Dallas insurance fraud lawyers are eager to hear your side of the story and start building your defense. Our team is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (214) 238-9392.