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How to Combat Commercial Motor Vehicle Accident Fraud


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Whitney Lay Greene, Esq. |  Melody Kiella
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The idea of “staged” accidents and motor vehicle accident fraud may seem like something out of a Fast and the Furious movie plot. However, those in the commercial transportation and insurance industries know that fraudulent accidents are an increasing problem that costs companies, insurers, and consumers billions of dollars each year. Far from a random, one-off act by an unsophisticated ne’er-do-well, fraudulent accidents are typically perpetrated by well-organized criminal rings. This presentation addresses common scenarios for staged accidents and fraudulent personal injury claims, as well as red flags that drivers, motor carriers, insurers, and defense attorneys should be on the lookout for when an accident or injury claim seems questionable. We will also discuss tips for investigating and defending against suspicious accidents and claims. 

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Faculty

Whitney Lay Greene, Esq. Related seminars and products

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Whitney Lay Greene is a Partner of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, and has extensive experience practicing in the area of transportation/trucking law. Although Whitney prides herself on her ability to assist clients with matters large and small, she focuses her practice on cases with complex liability and medical causation issues, including catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims. Whitney is involved in her firm's transportation industry group, is a member of the DRI Trucking Law Committee's Steering Committee, and serves as a Commercial Transportation and Litigation Vice Chair to the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Section.


Melody Kiella Related seminars and products

Drew Eckl & Farnham LLP


Melody Kiella specializes in and handles all aspects of civil litigation, representing individuals, corporations, and insurance companies in connection with a broad spectrum of legal matters. Ms. Kiella’s practice includes general liability and insurance litigation, transportation/trucking law, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, catastrophic injuries, construction litigation, and commercial litigation. Ms. Kiella has extensive experience in managing files from the pre-litigation stages through trial. Her experience includes interviewing witnesses, preparing discovery, taking and defending depositions preparing dispositive and other motions and briefs, participating in oral argument and hearings, and preparing for trial. Ms. Kiella currently serves as Social Media Chair and DRI for Life Liaison for the DRI Trucking Steering Committee.


Dates

Thu, Aug 11, 2022 - 11:00am CDT

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