Car accidents have their own notoriety but the after-effects are even worse than the accident itself, the whiplash injury is one of those after-effects. The whiplash injury can be obtained from any rear-end collision incident, most commonly found during car accidents. With the rise of claims made, it just goes to show that there are really a lot of people involved n a car accident daily. Since its popularity, the whiplash claim has been abused countless of times, fabricating evidence or even scams just to cheat on getting money from these companies.
A scam has been found out to be running since 2005 which has been thought to have originated from the North West with much comparable cases in West Yorkshire. Basically the scam’s purpose is to put you at fault of something that was purely put up by them with purpose when all the while you are supposed to be the victim of such accident.
The scam’s operation sounds more like this: you don’t see the car in front of you braking so you move with your steady base, suddenly you bump into that car and his brake lights weren’t even on. 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. This scam puts at fault for the accident when in truth you are the victim. They will make a whiplash claim, in some way producing evidence that they really do have a whiplash injury then the compensation will be granted to them which could run from 20,000 pounds to 30, 000 pounds.
If you believe that you have been fooled and got into a situation like this, then don’t hesitate to notify the police. It’s truly appalling what people do for money these days and making a whiplash claim seem to be the solution for this scam. Who could blame them? Making a whiplash claim and successfully getting a whiplash compensation could cost about hundreds to even thousands of pounds depending on how they could defend what physical injury they really have.
But it is really undeniable how whiplash claims have reached a higher level. This scam just proves that there is a truth to making a whiplash claim and a truth to getting a whiplash compensation if ever you really have one. It’s still a relief to know that it really does exist but people must put up resistance against these scammers for they are definitely quite a threat to society and a financial liability to all.