Where there is an Accident Claim, Third Party capture is a tactic employed by some insurers to offer claimants a financial settlement for compensation before they are able to consult with a solicitor or obtain medical evidence detailing the full extent of their injuries.
As this matter is causing concern and some debate, we propose to add to this website page relevant information with regard to this area of the law as detailed below. Further relevant information will be added as developments arise:
- Press Release issued by MASS on Third Party Capture dated 10th December 2007
- The Law Society of Northern Ireland – “Report into Third Party Capture” published August 2009
- Launch of Third Party capture Report – “Law Society calls for protection for accident victims
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