A WOMAN who was badly injured when her car was hit from behind by a tipper truck and rammed into a stone wall didn’t get much sympathy from an insurance company.

Mrs Slava Josefine Davies was hospitalised for four months and the accident has left this care home boss with a very different lifestyle.

But the insurers faced with paying her compensation thought that she was exaggerating her injuries and sent investigators to spy on her.

Yesterday, a judge rejected insurers’ claims that Mrs Davies “underplayed” what she could do for herself and award her £1.7m compensation.

Most of us want a system which pays out to those genuinely injured in accidents.

But surely, commonsense says that most of these cases can be settled without going to the lengths of hugely expensive, and for the injured party, quite distressing court action.