Thursday, 10 March 2011

A Scam That Denies Safe Driving

Millions of whiplash claims all over the world are made every year, an estimated 3 million car accidents also happen in a year. It seems that the whiplash injury has been popular these days and you cannot resist but take this opportunity. Some law firms have a specialization in whiplash claims, car insurance companies give out whiplash compensation and others well, they’re just there to make your situation worse.  A whiplash scam which was found out since 2005 and was thought to originate from the North West is running until today with similar cases in West Yorkshire. Basically the result of this scam puts you at the position of being the liable person for the car crash accident when in truth, you are the victim. Their operation goes like this:  while you are driving steady on you suddenly bump into the car right in front of you and his brake lights are not even turning red. The people behind this scam use old cars and disconnects the brake from the brake lights, so if he suddenly pushes down the brake pedal, you wouldn’t notice him stopping resulting to a rear-end collision. Immediately following the normal proceedings, they will in some way get evidences that they have a whiplash injury and make a whiplash claim for compensation.  As a result, a whiplash compensation will be given to them by the insurance company usually amounting to 20,000 to 30,000 pounds. So if you ever get into a situation like this, don’t be fooled. Have the police investigate the case further and also fight for what you believe is right. 

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