Hailstorm at Leicestershire freaks out the insurers and insured
Leicester was hit by a terrible hail storm on June 28. It was one of the very fierce natural disasters UK faces. Reports say that the hail stones were as big as a golf ball. News reports are flooded with details about the damage it has caused.
This year has been freaky so far. After floods, tornadoes UK is now hit by hail storm. As the storm hit the city is a very busy hour, a huge number of cars were damaged. This furiously increased the number of insurance claims generated this year. Insurance companies have appointed representatives to personally investigate the damage caused to the vehicles.
Car owners reported that there car has been wrecked, smashed or dented by the hail stones. The hail stones were huge enough to batter the windshield or the outer body of the car. Some reported that their car surface had dimples, while some cars were completely wrenched. The hail storm was then followed by heavy rain causing flooding and the city drains were chocked up by hail stones. The flood water also caused substantial damage to parked cars and homes. This showed a dramatic increase in the number of claims piled up at the desk of home and vehicle insurance companies.
Each vehicle insurance company marked an increase of about 15% claim submission within the first 22 hours of the disaster. But this was expected to increase more because a huge number of vehicles and public were trapped in traffic due to heavy flood. More and more phone claims are channeled with enquiries about whether the injury caused to their vehicle will be covered or not.
Moreover, this spike in claims will be followed by a good amount of business because a large number of customers will opt to reshuffle their car insurance vendor if a company fails to deliver satisfactory service during this hour of need.