A fraudulent insurance claim of over £300,000 was denied due to evidence recorded by a telematics device in the other car involved in the accident.
Three family members and several associates filed personal compensation claims totalling £315,000 in an accident that happened in April 2011.
However, the car of the other driver had a telematics device from Insure The Box installed, and it proved that the incident happened on a different road to the one mentioned by the claimants, and that it happened on a straight road and not on a roundabout, as previously claimed. It was also proven that there was no attempt made to avoid the collision.
With this information, the injury claims were thrown out. Another £24,000 claim for rental car charges was denied. The claimants were instead ordered to pay £60,000 in costs.
Adrian Steele, group claims director of Insure The Box, said that he hopes the outcome of this case would serve as a deterrent to those who would consider making fraudulent claims, now that insurers have the expertise to uncover staged accidents.