If you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Cheshunt, the blame of which is attributable to a third party, and it’s your intention to launch a claim for compensation; to give your claim the best chance of succeeding, (given the current atmosphere of suspicion regarding the high number of fraudulent claim), you should be prepared to have as much proof and evidence available as possible in order to back up your claim.
So-called “cash for crash” fraud on the rise
A hefty rise in the so-called “cash for crash” scams is being cited as the cause for a significant rise in motor insurance policy costs. Last year, insurance companies said they had uncovered over £110 million worth of fraud; a figure that was reportedly 19% up on the previous year. According to the insurance companies they are unearthing 45 fraudulent claims per day.
The hefty cost of whiplash injury fraud
In terms of the industry as a whole, last year whiplash injury compensation costs insurance companies over £2 billion. Theyre not alone either. The NHS spent over £8 million on whiplash injury treatment and therapy.
The British motorist is the fall guy
Unfortunately, it is the British motorist who is suffering. The cost of motor insurance premiums has risen by approximately £90 per policy as a direct result of the insurance companies having to get more money in, in order to fund the enormous cost of compensation awards. It’s high time that fraud detection methods were improved, so that motor insurance policy costs can return to a lower norm.
A socially acceptable crime
One of the problems is that whiplash injury fraud is deemed as being somewhat socially acceptable. According to a survey carried out, 66% of people interviewed stated they would not report whiplash injury fraud to the police and if they knew it was being committed. Perhaps now that the increased cost of insurance premiums is being made public, this might alter people’s perceptions.Open Claim Calculator
Gaining the necessary proof to process a whiplash injury in Cheshunt
The long and short of it is that if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury in Cheshunt, or in any other part of the UK, you will need to make sure that you’ve got the necessary proof to back up your claim and access the money you’re entitled to, which can be anywhere from £875 to £16,000 depending on the severity and consequences of the injury.
The advantages of working with AAH
Working with one of the nation’s foremost specialist insurance claim solicitors, like us here at AAH will also increase your chances. When you choose to work with us to launch your claim for any type of personal injury, the advantages you gain include:
- Use of our no win no fee service (recommended by Esther Rantzen)
- Use of our 30 second HOW MUCH calculator
- Unsurpassed customer support
- Toll free helpline: 0800 180 4123 from landlines and 0333 500 0992 from mobiles