Law & Order

Season 11 Episode 19

Whiplash

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Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 18, 2001 on NBC
8.1
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When a Hispanic male is found dead from a severe chest trauma, Detectives Briscoe and Green discover that he and two other illegal immigrants had been in a staged automobile accident. As evidence mounts linking numerous similar car crashes with the same employer, chiropractor, insurance adjuster, and lawyers, A.D.A.s McCoy and Carmichael must determine who is ultimately responsible for the man's death, from which so many others profited.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • A death of an illegal worker implicates a law firm.

    9.0
    A very well written episode with a new and interesting plot. The insurance fraud isn't the business of the homicide detectives unless it gets connected to someone's death. Like here - an illegal immigrant dies on the street and the police must at first determine his identity and then persuade his wife to talk. They learn he was injured at work but it proves not to be true. They follow the leads to find out the injuries were actually caused in a car accident. Even though both the medical examiner and Det. Green think the case is over, Lennie doesn't give up and pursues the investigation just to discover a big insurance fraud. A law firm with a chiropractic hired illegal workers to stage car accidents for them and then claim soft tissue injuries. And the law firm cashed from the insurance companies of innocent drivers involved in the accident.

    Certainly an episode where you can't second-guess what will follow, which I like.moreless
Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

Det. Lennie Briscoe

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson

Lt. Anita Van Buren

Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston

Exec. ADA Jack McCoy

Angie Harmon

Angie Harmon

ADA Abbie Carmichael

Jesse L. Martin

Jesse L. Martin

Det. Ed Green

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

DA Nora Lewin

Matthew Sussman

Matthew Sussman

Dr. Jerome Raleigh

Guest Star

Lee Shepherd

Lee Shepherd

Doug Lyle

Guest Star

Christopher Patrick Mullen

Christopher Patrick Mullen

Alan Petrie

Guest Star

Leslie Hendrix

Leslie Hendrix

M.E. Rodgers

Recurring Role

Connie Winston

Connie Winston

Judge Shirley Taylor

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    • Jack McCoy: (During his summation) Petrie and Sanders were running a fraud mill and Hector Santiago and the men like him were simply the grist! The bottom line is this: Hector Santiago is dead because these men paid him 200 dollars to get into a cheap car and cross his fingers. And hold on tight!

    • Defense attorney: And what about the testimony we heard from the prosecution's insurance industry expert?
      Alan Petrie: Well, people should remember that that's exactly what she is. The representative of the insurance companies. And insurance companies don't like paying insurance. And they especially don't like law firms that make them.

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