Auto insurance claims regarding deer-vehicle crashes on the rise

Auto Insurance claims on the rise with deer collisions

Adjusters and body shops in North Carolina have been especially busy this season. Although drivers in North Carolina have always needed to remain aware of deer near the roads, this year is proving to be an especially problematic one for auto insurance claims involving collisions between vehicles and the animals. This time of year presents a dangerous combination of hormonal deer and vehicle traffic at dusk and dawn. According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Park and Recreation natural resources manager, Chris Matthews, “This is the time of year when the deer get…

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The insurance company’s strategy for finding fraud

Data from the Insurance Research Council has indicated that there is about $5 to $7 billion in inflated auto insurance claims made every year, though the overall cost that would occur if insurance companies in any sector did not make efforts to detect scams would be significantly higher. Every time fraudulent claims get past the insurers, the end result is that the cost will trickle down to the clients and lead to higher premiums. Therefore, insurance companies have put extensive efforts into place to help prevent scams from occurring in…

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Andrea-2012’s First Named European Windstorm-Causes Damage and Accidents in Parts of Germany

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Windstorm Andrea passed through the U.K. earlier this week, fast on the heels of Windstorm Ulli, which brought widespread travel and power disruptions to Scotland. Andrea- the first named European storm of 2012- formed southwest of Iceland on Tuesday, 3 January. Late Wednesday (4 January), Andrea passed to the north of the U.K., bringing strong winds, particularly to central England, and causing power outages and travel disruption. “The system intensified as it traveled east. Early yesterday, Andrea was centered over Denmark with a…

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Car insurance companies face increased spending on payments for treating injuries from accidents

Michigan is facing an ongoing battle over its no-fault automobile insurance regulations, specifically where it involves the unlimited coverage it provides for catastrophic injuries, and whether that should be hedged back in order to attempt to control rapidly increasing premiums. A secondary issue within the state – and which is not receiving quite as much attention – is the rising costs of injury treatments from auto accidents. At the moment, these expenses are greater than those for the treatments of injuries that have resulted from other circumstances. According to AAA…

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U.K. auto insurance rates rise as large claims shrink

This year has shown a continuation of the increase in car insurance rates in the United Kingdom, as some motorists find themselves faced with premiums that are as much as 50 percent higher than they were in 2010. Equally, according to the U.K. Motor Market Review, which is performed annually by top reinsurance advisor (and part of global insurance broker, Willis Group Holdings) Willis Re, the number and frequency of large claims from serious injuries and deaths resulting from crashes in the country have fallen by a notable 10 percent…

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Insurers keenly aware of retail risk on the eve of Black Friday

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday looming on the horizon, insurers are keeping a keen eye on risk in the retail industry. Black Friday is the most important shopping day of the year and, in many ways, the most important day of business for most retailers. The famous deals offered during Black Friday have never failed to draw masses of shoppers to stores. When so many people gather in one space, accidents are almost unavoidable. With insurers falling under more scrutiny in recent months, they have begun warning retailers to…

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East Coast snow storm causes havoc in New York – insured losses estimated in the billions

 The East Coast has been assaulted by a violent and unprecedented snow storm. The storm moved in last week ahead of Halloween and the effects were most acutely felt in New York City. The insurance industry is still reeling from devastating natural disasters that occurred earlier in the year, many of which cost billions of dollars in insured losses. According to government officials, the storm has become the 11th economic disaster hitting the nation this year. Thus far, the storm has claimed eight lives and left 2.2 million people without…

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