I had a bump in the car this morning. The other driver's fault and, fair play to her, she has informed her insurers it was totally her fault. They've contacted me to tell me that they'll be paying for everything including car hire and my excess.
I told my insurer and now their solicitors have asked me if I have any signs of whiplash, and if so I and my son, who was passenger, could be entitled to thousands in compensation.
Despite causing a fair bit of damage to the side of my car, the crash was very slow motion, and caused us no discomfort at all, but they've said that they'll phone us a couple of times to check that it doesn't get worse. They've even described the symptoms we should look out for.
I know that whiplash may take some days to show itself, but I'm 100% sure we haven't had it, and it just pisses me off the way we're virtually being encouraged to exaggerate and get some cash.
No wonder insurance premiums are rocketing