What to Know About Car Accident Scams

By Jose Ceja
Managing Attorney

Car accidents are stressful but sometimes people go to great lengths to cause them. In such situations, known as car accident scams, these individuals intentionally cause an accident in order to make it appear as though you were at fault so that they may win money from you. 

Unfortunately, there are a few common car accident scams that occur regularly. Common car accident scams often include back-up scams, rear-end scams, and pedestrian accident scams.

Back-up Scams

A back-up scam occurs when a driver in front of you at either a stop sign or a red light intentionally puts his car into reverse and backs into your car. He or she will then claim that it was actually you who rear-ended him. Unfortunately, these individuals don’t consider the serious physical harm that they can cause their victims such as whiplash, back injuries, and even brain damage. 

Pedestrian Accident Scams

A pedestrian accident scam occurs when an individual waits for a slow-moving car to intentionally leap in front of it in order to collide with it. This allows for the driver to have little opportunity to avoid the individual. Again, victims of this scam are often injured due to the impact on the vehicle, broken windshields, and hitting other objects in an attempt to swerve. 

Rear-End Scams 

A rear-end scam occurs when someone intentionally cuts you off out of nowhere, allowing for minimal time to brake without hitting the back of their vehicle. He or she will then blame the accident on you. Injuries can occur at any speed, but when this occurs on a highway or roadway with high speeds, the consequences can be even more devastating.  

When you are injured in a car accident you have enough to deal with such as receiving medical treatment, repairing your vehicle, dealing with insurance companies, and losing wages for missing work. But when the accident occurred as a scam, it can be much more of a headache trying to prove that you were, in fact, the victim. That’s where a qualified personal injury attorney can help. 

The Attorneys at Ceja Law Firm Help Those in Houston Who Have Been Injured in an Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, it’s vital that you take the proper steps to fight any claims against you and instead receive compensation. That’s why it’s in your best interest to consult with a knowledgeable and experienced Texas personal injury attorney.

At Ceja Law Firm PLLC, we understand the impact that an accident can have on many parts of your life and the importance of properly dealing with such a serious situation. That’s why we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today!

About the Author
Jose Ceja is the managing attorney of Ceja Law Firm. He has practiced law since 2007 and has devoted his career to the practice of criminal law. Mr. Ceja began his legal career as a felony drug prosecutor, where he prosecuted drug, gang, and violent offenses. Mr. Ceja has first or second chaired almost 100 trials, including murders, drug cases, DWIs, and assaults. In his career as a defense attorney, he has regularly obtained dismissals, not guilty verdicts, and grand jury “no bills” in a wide variety of cases.