Originally Posted by kerny
It is a joke this whiplash lark, the insurance company's say that the ever increasing costs of motor insurance is down to people making false claims yet they encourage it. My Mrs was involved in a collision some years back and the insurance company was pushing her to claim for whiplash but she wouldn't.
I think all decent and honest people should petition the insurance companies to put an end to what everyone knows is a scam.
in the "olden days" when you took you car in for repair, the garage would always ask "is this an insurance job"? and we all knew what that meant!
Now the list of "ambulance chasing bastards" has grown somewhat. Vehicle repairers, lawyers, car hire companies, claims management companies, doctors, etc are all making a fortune out of this stuff!
It's a victimless crime!.................... Oh hang on a minute it's not! We are all paying for it (that's assuming you've bothered to get insurance..... don't get me started)!
Why can't the insurance companies "grow a pair" and take some of these cases to court? Lock a few people up for perverting the course of justice and watch those whiplash claims tumble!!!
Sorry, short rant over and I've used up my weekly allocation of exclamation marks in just one post.
Funny old world though. Back in the day, if you overheard someone talking about whiplash it would probably be something you had to pay for, rather than something you got paid for