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Personal injury claims rise despite a fall in crashes

An increasing number of people involved in car accidents are making personal injury claims.

The findings are from a report by the Actuarial Profession, which suggests that despite an 11% fall in crashes in 2011, claims rose by 18%.

BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman said that increases in the number of claims could result in higher insurance premiums.

BBC Radio 5 liveMorning Reports spoke to David Brown from the actuary group.

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