Just got a phone call from a company called Pinpoint Solutions calling to ask about the accident I had in November 2010 (I was stationary at a set of traffic lights and someone ran into the back of me). Anyway the girl gives me a whole story about how if it was a serious accident I would have been offered compensation before but cases like this are kept open and insurance companies set aside money to compensate crash victims with minor injuries. She kept banging on about how you can have little twinges and niggles following an accident and just take pain killers and forget about it. She said I would be intitled to claim between £1000 and £3000. When I told her it was because of companies like the one she works for, encouraging people to claim left right and centre that car insurance was so expensive in the first place. To this she got really aggressive and argumentative. She kept saying "if you read the BBC news website it says car insurance increases are due to more accidents not more claims". I said no it doesnt (I remember reading about it) and autoexpress website backs it up by also investigating and finding that one of the primary factors in the rise in insurance premiums is the claim culture that we have adopted. She then proceeded to ask if I was saying that the BBC website was lying. I then got really angry and told them to shove it up their ****.
Sorry, just had to have a rant!