Prime Minister, David Cameron says that he wants to reduce car insurance premiums by putting an end to the traffic accident compensation culture.
Consultation was launched last year after figures revealed a 60 per cent increase in the number of personal injury claims related to road accidents since 2006. Whiplash claims in 2010 are estimated to have cost £2 billion, or £90 per car insurance policy.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said,
“The UK’s growing traffic accident compensation culture has been pushing up the cost of insurance, making it more costly to drive a car or organise events. It’s time the whole system was rebalanced.”
Wrigley Claydon Partner, Vijay Srivastava heads up the Litigation team where he has worked for over 20 years, amassing a wealth of experience. Many years ago, Vijay was appointed to the Law Society Personal Injury Solicitor Panel as a specialist in injury claims.
His Comment on Traffic Accident Compensation:-
As a car driver himself, Vijay accepts that car insurance premiums have risen considerably and he welcomes anything that can be done by the insurance companies to reduce those premiums. However if you were involved in a car accident and for example fractured your leg, just consider whether you would be able to walk, bathe, drive, work, shop, dress, cook, look after your family, play sport or sleep comfortably. The reality is that you would struggle to do all of these things. In those circumstances isn’t it right that the innocent party is compensated for the pain and suffering that has been caused by the negligence of another party and in those circumstances is it not right that an Insurance Company that has collected premiums from the negligent party should pay out an appropriate amount of money to reflect the pain and suffering you have undergone?
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