Association of Personal Injury Lawyers logo
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

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

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
Re: Many NHS victims should settle for an apology - The Times (5 February), 05 Feb 2018
Re: Bruising is the new whiplash - Daily Telegraph (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
Re: Getting a grip on gritting could spare us a season of broken bones, 20 Dec 2017
RE: Compo culture - The News (Portsmouth) 14 December, 15 Dec 2017
RE: Telegraph article '£43,000 payout for playground splinter' (27 November), 28 Nov 2017
Regional newspapers - Legal aid for bereaved families, 21 Nov 2017

More past letters to the press

Head of Public Affairs
Lorraine Gwinnutt
0115 943 5400
lorraine.gwinnutt@apil.org.uk

Communications Manager
Jane Hartwell
0115 943 5416
jane.hartwell@apil.org.uk

Press & Communications Officer
Lizzy Freeman
0115 943 5431
lizzy.freeman@apil.org.uk