The Independent: Car cover costs must be cut, MPs demand
January 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM
John Spencer speaks to The Independent on personal injury referral fees and their relation to the rising cost of motor insurance.
Desmond Hudson, chief executive of the Law Society, said: "The insurance industry itself is fuelling the costs of accidents and passing them back to motorists. The fact that it sells accident details to third parties inevitably fuels the number of claims. Some firms have a record of seeking to pay off the victim of an accident whether or not that victim has been injured."
John Spencer, director of Spencers Solicitors, said: "Insurers often make offers without requiring any medical evidence. Their hope is that they can 'buy off' a claim before the injured person seeks independent legal advice and is properly represented."
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