What are the chances of you being severely injured in a road traffic accident? Well, statistically you’re far less likely to become a casualty than you were when compulsory driving tests were first introduced in 1934. However, the chances of injury are still unfortunately too high for road safety campaigners.
The number of people killed in road accidents reported to the police increased by 4 per cent to 1,775 in 2014 from 1,713 in 2013. This is the third lowest figure since national records began in 1926 and is 45 per cent fewer fatalities than a decade earlier in 2005. However, in 2014, there were still 22,807 seriously injured casualties in reported road traffic accidents. Whilst this figure is lower than 2012, it is still 5.3 per cent higher than 2013.
So just how serious is the problem? Should drivers, passengers and pedestrians be worried? Well in total there were 194,477 casualties of all severities in reported road traffic accidents during 2014. As previously mentioned this was 5.9 per cent higher than the figure for 2013. However, what is concerning is that 2014 saw the first increase in casualties since 1997.
What’s more, the latest published statistics show that around 900,000 drivers under the age of 30 are currently driving without insurance, costing every car insurance policy holder as much as £30. Moreover, there are around 160 deaths caused each year in road accidents involving uninsured and untraced drivers and approximately a further 23,000 injuries. Uninsured drivers are more likely to be involved in hit-and-run incidents than insured drivers, often resulting with the insured driver making a car accident claim on their insurance affecting their no claims discount, even though the uninsured vehicle may have been to blame.
When road traffic accidents happen you’ll need the best possible advice
Road traffic accidents can and often do have serious long-term consequences for injured people and their families, which is why Harold Stock & Co has a team of specialist solicitors who can help you to make a road traffic accident compensation claim. We fight vigorously to ensure we achieve the best possible outcome for your road traffic accident claim. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family following a road traffic collision, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference. Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity. We believe it’s crucially important to put you – the innocent victim – first.
Handling personal injury claims following a Road Traffic Accident
Harold Stock & Co Solicitors are proven experts at helping clients make a road accident claim for compensation. We have a team of specialist solicitors with both the knowledge and experience to ensure that we secure for you the compensation that you deserve. Depending upon the extent of your injuries, you may well have other immediate concerns too – about your long-term wellbeing, your job and your finances, for example. As part of your road accident claim, Harold Stock & Co can also help you recover compensation for any additional expenses or losses that you have incurred.
Harold Stock & Co will ensure that you have access to all the help and advice that you will need, not only to make a claim for compensation, but also to assist in arranging any medical support you may require to speed up your recovery. Our legal advisers will gather all of the necessary evidence to ensure we give your claim the best possible chance of success.
Our specialist lawyers have unparalleled experience in all aspects of road accident claims, including:
- Complex multi-vehicle crashes
- Accidents involving pedestrians
- Whiplash claims
- Claims involving serious brain and spinal injuries
- Uninsured driver claims
- Accidents involving cyclists
- Accidents involving children
- Public transport claims
- Claims by passengers
- Hit-and-run cases
- Motorbike claims
- Fatal accidents
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, telephone us now for accurate claim advice. Harold Stock & Co Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyers will be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. For further help and information please call 01457 835597 or email email@example.com .