Motorists once again are taken for ‘fools’ in the belief that the motor insurance companies are going to pass down the money saved by the so called ‘compensation culture’ in road traffic accident claims.
For many years the legal industry has been lobbying the Conservative Government in particular with the result that solicitors dealing with whiplash injury claims, personal injury and fatal accident compensation claims have had the costs for dealing with victims slashed to unprecedented levels.
But have the insurance companies passed on these significant savings to the motorists? It is doubtful. I personally have not seen my premiums come down at all.
Abolish Whiplash Injury Compensation and Access to Justice
The Government influenced by the motor insurance injury are now proposing next year to deny victims of road traffic accidents the right to any compensation and restrict access to justice by making it no longer financially viable to instruct a personal injury solicitor all in the need to ‘crack down on fraud’ in motor accident claims.
However the evidence does not stack up. It appears that a leading motorist solicitor Tom Jones is reported in The Times by saying that the costs of claims fell last year and was 30% lower than in 2010.
The motor industry is booming with healthy profits and cash reserves.
What About Fatal Road Accident Compensation?
If the savage Conservative cuts goes ahead as planned, claims involving death in road traffic accidents will not be affected. However, says our Principal Solicitor, Ronnie Hutcheon.
“The English legal system with there is an unlawful killing at work or on our roads is so unjust to the victim and the family members left behind. Harshly put, it is cheaper to kill than to injury. The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 needs a drastic overhaull to compensate fairly the bereaved families. Insurance companies are getting away with compensation murder.“