Claims on the up…

12 January 2012

The AA has reported a five-fold increase in car insurance claims over the first five days of 2012 year compared to the same period three years ago.

There were also significantly more claims than the same time last year. This January 1-5 saw 28% more car insurance claims than the same period in 2011, when the country was blanketed in snow.

Claims in the first five days of January for the past four years went like this:

1-5 January 2009199 claims

1-5 January 2010418 claims

1-5 January 2011711 claims

1-5 January 2012991 claims

The main driving factor in the rise in claims was the weather, with the wild storms of last week provoking a tsunami of claims for insurers. In Scotland, 65% of all claims in the first five days of January were weather related.