Did you get through Monday without a prang? If so, well done. Figures released this week show 17 December is ‘Danger Day’, when more car crashes occur than any other day of the year.
Data derived from 200,000 claims over the last four years show that bumps and smashes more than double in the week before Christmas compared to a typical day. Click here to read more »
Whiplash claims are, as the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is keen to point out, a pain in the neck.
As someone who was once on the other end of a spurious claim for neck injuries, it’s easy to see why.
Whiplash is tough to disprove, very tough. In fact, it’s so difficult that according to the ABI it is all thanks to this complaint that the cost of all our insurance policies have risen by 20%.
Claims have increased by a third in the last three years, despite a fall in the number of collisions. Click here to read more »
Have you ever obtained car insurance naming yourself as the main driver to save your son or daughter money? If the answer is “yes” and your child is involved in an accident, you may find the insurers refuse to pay.
Young drivers who have just passed their driving test, particularly males, are often unable to afford to insure a car of their own. Few insurers quote less than £3,500 a year even for low-value, low-powered vehicles. This is because inexperienced, young drivers tend to crash rather a lot, causing big payouts for insurers.
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