Government in bed with the Insurance companies.
I do believe in the principles of the good people on the consumer action group and have enjoyed reading all the problems and often good advice given to members.
Just wanted to highlight a potential threat to every ordinary persons 'access to justice' if the changes to personal injury law proposed by MP Chris Grayling do go ahead this year/next year.
Contrary to popular media nonsense these Personal injury claims are not fraudulent - these are real people who have been hurt and effected by the lack of willing to properly compensate peoples losses by the insurance companies.
Most of these claims are valued low in the first instance by insurance companies and eventually argued up by solicitors fighting to get proper compensation for their clients.
Lots of media would have you believe that lawyers are the reason insurance quotes go up. I think that is nonsense.
There are various reasons...here are some
1. Lots of people stop buying other sources of insurance during a recession so insurance companies milk the one that is compulsory ...car insurance.
2. Insurance companies are too large often over staffed, definitely over paid and they make too much profit.
*lots more reasons but I wont go on..
I do think the Government are in bed with these big companies and people should not be swayed by the nonsense.
In the future I genuinely fear for people needing legal assistance.
The access to justice is being taken away in marital disputes, on legal aid, through the civil courts, criminal courts and now this personal injury law proposed change.
People genuinely hurt in an accident WILL have the access to justice is removed by this MP .... IF ....Mr so called Justice Sec Chris (never had any legal experience) Grayling gets his way.
10-1 odds when he retires as an MP or perhaps some time in the future it would not surprise me if he and/or his supporters get a job on the board of a insurance related company.......any takers?