After an accident many vulnerable accident victims find themselves being approached by and/or receiving calls from scammers encouraging them to bring a personal injury claim. These scammers pretend to be from an official-sounding organization. They are aggressive, deceptive and coercive. They confuse accident victims with false information and then offer to refer the victims to medical offices. At times, they even offer transportation and financial incentives.
This is illegal. No one should make unsolicited calls to accident victims. No one should approach accident victims following an accident.
Quite often, the scammers are obtaining private confidential information from a hospital in violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). The HIPAA Privacy Rule is a federal law that protects an individual’s health information. The scammers are violating your privacy rights.
Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP cares about protecting your privacy. Don’t let your case become their next target. The runners involved in these scams don’t have your best interests in mind—they just want to make a few extra dollars, and they’ll overlook your safety and recovery to do so. Don’t Be a Victim Twice. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462).
Even if you were already scammed, it’s not too late. You can easily switch attorneys. Don’t Be a Victim Twice. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) to schedule a free initial consultation with the personal injury attorneys at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.