Judge Orders Separate Trial For Hastings Insurance Fraud Allegations
A judge sitting at the County Court at Blackpool today ordered the claims against Hastings Insurance Services Ltd. and the driver of a vehicle involved in an automobile accident to be separated so that the allegations of fraud against Hastings could be dealt with separately.
An additional claim of personal injury after the fact against Hastings will also be heard at the same time.
Located in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, Hasting Insurance is facing a legal claim after the company failed to settle a vehicle claim as agreed. According to a source familiar with the details of the claim, who spoke to WireNews on the condition of anonymity, the dispute involves allegations that Hastings contributed to the personal injury damages of their “insured” after the fact following the company’s fraudulent behaviour. Additionally, allegations of fraud have been filed with the Court.
Hastings, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 311492), proposed a payout to its insured on a rear-end accident in July that was clearly the fault of the other driver. Hastings wrote to its client, confirming no fault on 2 July 2018.
Hastings chose to write off their client’s vehicle and proposed a settlement and confirmed by email that the settlement would be made “with a couple days”. More than one month on and Hastings had not made the promised payout.
After failing to settle the claim as agreed, WireNews published an article that was read by several of Hastings’ employees, according to the IP addresses captured. An hour later, Hastings Insurance sent an email to their client saying that they had “voided” the insurance policy from 1 May 2018 without giving a reason.
According to a source familiar with the details of the claim, who spoke to WireNews on the condition of anonymity, the lawsuit exceeds £14,000 and is made against Hastings Insurance and the two other drivers and involves elements of personal injury, vehicle damage and civil fraud allegations against Hasting Insurance Services.
A formal complaint has been recorded with the Financial Conduct Authority against Hastings Insurance Services Ltd.
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