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RE: Whiplash and tax hikes blamed as car insurance rises by £100 in 3 years - Daily Mail (24 January)

24 Jan 2018
APIL news

Sir,

 

Insurance companies continue to use whiplash claims as an excuse for rising premiums despite having saved billions of pounds since legal costs in these claims were stripped back five years ago. The cost of all bodily injury claims to insurers has since fallen by 13 per cent according to the Association of British Insurers’ (ABI) own data.

 

Proposed Government reforms will, in reality, diminish the honest motorist’s right to fair redress when he is injured needlessly. Furthermore, the change to the way high-value compensation payouts are calculated was long overdue. Before this change, many people with catastrophic life-long injuries were undercompensated and faced running out of the funds needed to pay for their care.

 

Brett Dixon

President

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Past letters to the press

Glasgow bin lorry tragedy , 28 Nov 2018
Regional letter campaign - Cycling consultation and Road Safety Week, 19 Nov 2018
RE: NHS bill for compensation reaches £100m in 24 hours - The Times (15 October), 15 Oct 2018
Regional letter campaign - cold calls for personal injury must be banned, 25 Sep 2018
RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August), 29 Aug 2018
RE: Good sense at a premium as insurance profits soar -Yorkshire Post (25 August), 28 Aug 2018
Regional letter campaign - injury claims are not to blame for rising premiums, 14 May 2018
Regional letter - Health and safety should be celebrated, not watered down, 22 Mar 2018

More past letters to the press

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