Myth#1: Fakers, Frauds, and Phonies
People who claim they are injured from a car accident are NOT con artists, looking to make a quick buck.
The vast majority of people who claim they have been injured in an auto accident HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN INJURED!! Insurance companies have made extensive efforts to suggest, imply, and sometimes actually state that most people who claim an auto accident injury is a fraud. Hollywood hasn’t helped either, as we’ve all seen movies in which someone is wearing a neck brace and faking an injury. And let’s face it, there actually have been people who abuse the system and are trying make a quick buck.
But let’s be clear one more time – the vast majority of people who claim they have been injured in an auto accident HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN INJURED!!! The fact that you have injuries and feel pain is not abnormal and is not suspicious. When two vehicles collide, it involves thousands of pounds of steel colliding together at high speeds and you are caught in the middle. It isn’t any wonder that you have been injured as a result.
And for those people out there who are faking injuries and trying to pull a fast one, it takes about 30 seconds during an examination to tell a real injury from a fake injury. Though these are few and far between, our clinic has actually turned away potential patients when this is the case.