A traditionally strong area of practice of Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar has been the identification and handling of fraudulent and suspect claims. We have substantial experience representing insurance carriers and their insureds in defending these claims, which include staged and “paper” vehicular collisions, fraudulent and exaggerated medical claims, and arson, homeowners and automobile theft claims.
We interface with the insurance industry, the Insurance Crime Prevention Institute and appropriate agencies of law enforcement to protect the industry, its insureds and the general public from exposure to fraudulent claims. Two of our partners are members of the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association. Our relationship with this association and with the special investigation units of our various industry clients allows us to stay abreast on the latest developments. Frequently we are called upon to advise and provide seminars to the industry on the handling of fraudulent and suspect claims.