The number of personal injury claims in Bolton over the past few years has long been a subject of debate. With legal claims on the rise, there are plenty who believe that the time has come when compensation culture comes to the fore, but the truth is very different.
An old debate
Much of the debate hinged around arguments put forward by the insurance firms. They point to statistics which show road traffic accidents coming down slightly, but personal injury claims on the increase.
They then also point to the fact that the majority of these claims are for issues such as whiplash which they do not necessarily think is bad enough to warrant a claim.
Finally they warn of rising insurance premiums for everyone unless something happens to dampen things down. This is working and the government often takes their line of argument by bringing in new regulations designed to make it more difficult for people to make a claim.
The wrong targets
But this approach is counter productive for a number of reasons. First of all it targets the wrong people. In situations such as this it is always those who are less able to pay who bear the penalty. The rest of the people who have plenty of money already can simply sit back and absorb the costs.
It also misinterprets the data that is out there. According to an independent YouGov poll the numbers of people making claims is actually way below where it should be. It said on 20% of those who could make a claim actually did so, with the main reason for their reluctance being a belief that their claims did not entitle them to compensation.
It’s a shame people take this approach because if they do they could be missing out on financial support which could be crucial in helping to get them back on the street. We don’t pretend that by awarding compensation we can sort out all the troubles you might be facing, but we can ensure that you have the money to help you get the treatment you deserve.
Making personal injury claims in Bolton
The truth for why the numbers of personal injury claims being made is on the increase is actually very simple – more people are aware of their rights and that’s because of firms such as Accident Advice Helpline. By providing a reliable way in which people can make a claim, we’ve managed to ensure that everyone can get the support they need, no matter what their situation.
As well as helping people to make personal injury claims in Bolton, we provide the safety net of a no win no fee guarantee. This means that if we lose our case, we will not expect to be paid.
So, if you’re looking for personal injury claims in Bolton, give us a call to find out how we can help on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Alternatively, you could visit www.accidentadvicehelpline.co.uk for more information.
Date Published: 16th August 2014
Author: David Brown