Being involved in a car crash is stressful no matter where, when, or how it happens. The "why," however, may matter if the crash isn't an accident.
It's estimated that thousands of collisions in the U.S. each year are the work of criminals who prey on unsuspecting drivers, and many purposefully instigate crashes so they can file fraudulent claims1. Staged collisions can be just as dangerous as an everyday crash. Luckier victims may escape with minor vehicle damage and higher premiums. Those less fortunate may be sued, traumatized, or even injured or killed. Drivers can protect themselves by recognizing potentially staged situations while driving, and taking smart steps after being involved in any crash.