Comment: Forget the scapegoats, the insurers create price hikes

Motorists foot the bill for the mistakes of industry, not the outside forces they blame

12th June, 2016
The insurance industry can mostly lay the blame at its own door

The legal profession make an easy scapegoat for why the cost of car insurance has surged in the last few years: opaque settlements agreed on the steps of the Four Courts; fees that aren’t agreed in advance. And truth be told, the legal industry likes it that way, as the tab ultimately gets picked up by a large corporation.

Some of this may be accurate, but the insurance industry can mostly lay the...

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