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The Rising Cost of Car Insurance

Posted in [Blog Personal Injury Litigation ] on Thursday, June 9th, 2016

It has been announced that the Government will be asked this week to set up a taskforce to examine the soaring costs of motor insurance. This is a welcomed announcement. Customers continue to be hit with huge increases in their motor insurance premiums. Recent commentary from Government Ministers seem to suggest that so called “high “compensation awards were to blame for the soaring premiums and there have been proposals mooted to reduce awards. While it is a desirable objective to lower premiums, it should not be on the back of innocent victims.   It is hoped that the call for a task force will be accepted and proper consideration given, not only to the compensation awarded in these claims, but to the profits made by Insurance Companies, and seeing whether or not, if these profits were reduced, the premia that the hard pressed motorists pay might be reduced. Following a weekend of tragic fatalities on our roads yet again, I suggest that focus be had on the causes of serious accidents and whether there are steps that can be taken by our new Government to reduce these causes. Also regard might be had to taking account of the victims of road traffic accidents and whether or not the award they received is indeed “high”. Clearly we all want to pay less for our insurance but do we want to do it at the expense of the victims?Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 -4275673 or if you would like more information on making a car accident claim.* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage of any award or settlement. Share on Social

Sarah McNulty



Sarah joined Cantillons in 2015, having graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree from University College Cork. She successfully completed her Law Society FE-1 Examinations and thereafter, completed the Law Society of Ireland Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin.

Sarah gained invaluable experience in medical negligence litigation, having spent three years in the Medical Negligence Department and has been involved in a diverse range of cases including birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical errors, fatal claims and defective medical device claims. Sarah also has experience with Inquests and the Coroner’s Court.

Now working in General Litigation Department, Sarah places a particular importance on client care and advises clients in relation to all aspects of civil litigation; to include personal injury claims, accidents at work, road traffic accidents, public liability claims, defamation, data protection breaches and assault claims.

Sarah is a valued contributor to our weekly column published in a local newspaper and in addition, has had numerous legal blogs published on our website.


  • Honours Bachelor of Civil Law Degree
    Completed Law Society Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin

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