ClaimsSolicitors.co.uk Report On The Knock-on Effects Of 'Crash for Cash' Claims Innocent victims of road accidents are increasingly being treated with suspicion by insurance companies, according to a spokesperson from claimssolicitors.co.uk, leading UK Accident Claims Solicitors.
News-Antique.com - Nov 28,2009 - Stockport, UK, Nov 13, 2009 - Innocent victims of road accidents are increasingly being treated with suspicion by insurance companies, according to a spokesperson from claimssolicitors.co.uk, leading UK Accident Claims Solicitors.
"The criminal actions of fraudsters such as the recently convicted 'crash for cash' swindler Mohammed Patel means that people injured in low impact car accidents are now viewed a potential criminals when making personal injury claims." Mr Patel, from Bolton, was recently jailed for four and a half years for staging a large number of mock car accidents at the same roundabout in South Manchester.
"The severity of the sentence shows just how seriously the Courts view cases of insurance fraud. Hopefully this case will not only deter others but make people much more vigilant and, like the office workers at the roundabout - report suspicious behaviour.
'Crash for cash' is not a victimless crime. It spreads distrust of road accident victims and also costs every single honest motorist by way of increased in car insurance premiums. Aside from the money swindled from the insurers, innocent motorists could have been killed or injured in the process.
At claimssolicitors.co.uk our aim to get fair treatment for people suffering injuries or financial loss as a result of a no fault road accident. When cases like this appear it is small wonder perfectly valid accident claims are viewed with suspicion."
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