With Britain in the midst of one of the worst winters on record, insurance companies have seen a surge in the amount of claims registered. This is due to accidents which have occurred because of the recent bad weather, according to motor trade insurance brokers Quote Me Today.
Swiftcover, one of the UK’s largest providers of car insurance recently reported a 75% increase in claims due to freezing conditions on Britain’s roads. The company has dealt with an ‘unprecedented’ amount of calls in recent weeks, even more than expected in a traditionally busy period. Claims in winter are usually 21% higher than other times of the year, however, the adverse weather we have seen recently has seen this figure increase drastically.
The sub zero conditions experienced recently have caught many local councils off guard, with many struggling to treat roads in their local area. This has led to chaos for motorists, particularly those in rural areas, who have found themselves stranded. Those who have braved the weather and ventured out have been faced with difficult driving conditions, which have caused thousands of accidents on the roads.
Quote Me Today are specialists in both domestic and commercial vehicle insurance, with a wealth of experience in providing cover to fleet operators across the U.K. Using a panel of insurers, they offer unrestricted access to the most affordable cover from a host of leading insurers.
In addition to their website: www.quotemetoday.co.uk, clients can purchase insurance policies via a professionally-staffed U.K sales and customer services team based in Whitstable, Kent. A spokesperson for the firm commented:
“January is traditionally a bad time of year for insurers, however, the weather conditions we have seen recently have led to an unprecedented amount of claims.”
“Insurance companies should be commended for the way in which they have dealt with these claims, particularly in light of the fact that many have suffered due to staffing problems as a result of the snow and ice.”
SOURCE: Quote Me Today