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Most would like to receive OCTA insurance claims in cash

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In more than 50% of all cases, OCTA clients prefer to receive their insurance claims in cash. While clients of KASKO insurance segment prefer to receive insurance claims in cash only in 30% of all cases.

Individuals prefer to receive insurance claims in cash, while legal persons choose this option on rare occasions (15%), mainly for covering insignificant car damage, data of ERGO association states.

Although it has been noted that receiving insurance claims in cash is a seasonal tendency, and these case most often take place during winter.

ERGO Transport, CTA and private insurance department Director Ivars Vismanis notes, that during winter months, when the roads are covered with snow and, often, with ice, drivers pay more attention and are more careful on the road, this makes road traffic accident damage small and insignificant as well as the costs for repairing those. While summer accidents are most often due to an inappropriate speed and riving style, and, as a result, the damage done to vehicles is a lot more significant, and afterwards require serious repairs in service centers.

Also there have been cases when the same kinds of vehicle damage were repeatedly claimed to be fresh. And cases in which previously received vehicle damage was attempted to be repaired using KASKO policy, purchased after the damage was already done. This kind of action is considered an insurance fraud and is a criminal offense. In relation to cases in which insurance claims for transport damage are chosen to be received in cash, it is worth noting that this money is often used not only to pay for repairs, but for household needs as well.

Most often insurance claims are chosen to be received in cash to pay for damage like exterior scratches and for stolen parts. It is also worth noting that the leaders in having their part stolen are BMW owners – cars of this mark are the most sought for, their part are also valuable, and the number of cases in which there was some damage done to these cars, or their parts being stolen has increased in recent time.

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