A UK insurance company who are hot on the heels of any whiplash injury fraudsters, were able to save themselves £54,000 worth of damages being claimed by three men riding in a lorry that was in collision with a car fitted with a “black-box” telematics device.
New in-car technology
The three men travelling in the lorry all put in a claim for whiplash injury when a car ran into the back of their lorry. Unfortunately for them, the car that hit them had been fitted with a device supplied by the driver’s insurance company for recording driver habits such as speed and breaking.
Case dismissed, but no charges brought
The total amount of compensation that the three lorry passengers were claiming amounted to £54,000, but unluckily for them, the data from the black-box revealed that the supposedly whiplash injuries were totally implausible. The court case, which was herad in a Macclesfield County court, was dismissed. The three lorry passages did not face any charges for attempted fraud.
High-tech devices join the war against fraudulent whiplash injury claims
As part of the war on the mounting incidence of fraudulent whiplash injury claims, more and more insurance companies are trying to persuade policyholders to fit their vehicles with telematics boxes and/or dashboard video cameras.
Many of these insurance companies offer their policyholders a discount in order to have the devices installed. With the claim rate for whiplash injury having reached nearly 1 new claim every minute last year, it’s hardly surprising that more insurance companies are taking this approach.Open Claim Calculator
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