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DFW’s Star-Telegram reported yesterday that the personal injury law firm, Trey Allen, P.C., was placed on probation and ordered to pay close to a million dollars in restitution for its part in scheming to stage car accidents.  The paper got its information from the U.S. Attorney’s office. This seems like something that would be dreamed up and reported at The Onion.  Maybe I’m naive, but it just seems astounding that someone would even try to do this.  Hopefully, the Department of Justice will stick the people involved. I did a little research on the story.  The USDOJ, back in September, released a more detailed report at their website.  See: Law Firm Admits Role In Staged Accident Scheme.  It doesn’t appear the attorneys were actually invovled: According to the Trey Allen, P.C. factual resume, both legal assistants informed the government that they did not disclose their fraudulent activities to the officers of Trey Allen, P.C. They admitted, however, they had an arrangement with numerous chiropractors in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) area in which they would refer business to the chiropractors and, in return, the chiropractors would pay the legal assistants a cash kickback out of the settlement proceeds. The cash kickback was 30% - 40% of the amount paid to the coconspirator chiropractors by Trey Allen, P.C., which resulted in inflated medical bills being presented to the insurance companies.  ...
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