If you claim to have suffered a whiplash injury and your doctor backs you, what will an insurer you’re seeking compensation from be able to do if it suspects that you might be trying to pull a fast one? Well, as it can be difficult to prove whether or not somebody has suffered from whiplash injury, its options will be somewhat limited.
If you claim to have sustained a whiplash injury in Baldock after being involved in an accident that occurred after you were involved in a low-speed road traffic accident, the insurer might try to argue that it would be unlikely that you would have suffered the injuries you claim to have suffered at such a low speed.
Alternatively, it could look to gather evidence that you were engaging in activities that suggest you were not suffering from any type of whiplash injury in Baldock at all. If an insurer could get you on film doing something that somebody with a whiplash injury would not be able to do, a personal injury tribunal could well find against you, even if you had one of the country’s finest personal injury solicitors fighting your corner.
Fraudulent whiplash injuries, filmed insurer evidence and a whiplash injury in Baldock
Say that you were involved in a car accident at a low speed. You don’t sustain any injuries, but a friend mentions that you could make an easy few quid by pretending to have suffered a whiplash injury in Baldock. You go along to your GP and tell her that you think you might be suffering from whiplash. As you’ve researched the condition thoroughly and made all the right noises, she believes you and sets about deciding on a course of treatment. Now you have all the medical evidence you need, you set about furnishing yourself with a top 100% no win no fee* solicitor and launching a claim for compensation.
You’re feeling pretty pleased with yourself and are looking forward to bagging a good few thousand pounds in compensation. However, you did not count on the insurer of the party that caused the accident looking into things further. It transpires that the cover provider in question was suspicious of your claim and tasked one of its investigators with following you.
The investigator managed to get footage of you indulging in a bungee jump, which is not the sort of activity a person with a nasty case of whiplash would be minded to indulge in. This could seriously damage your chances of winning a pay-out.
If you’ve suffered a genuine whiplash injury in Baldock, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 right now.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown