Colemans-ctts Solicitors Reaction to the Rise in Cycling Deaths on UK Roads
The latest statistics released from the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed the number of cyclists killed on UK roads increased last year from 104 in 2009 to 111 in 2010. The numbers of those who were injured also increased in the same period from 2,710 to 2,771.
These numbers have been viewed in the context of a continuing rise in cyclists on our roads, the DfT stated in their report that the total number of miles cycled reached an average of three billion in 2010, up one percent from 2009.
The latest statistics however certainly suggest the UKís roads are becoming increasingly less safe for cyclists. A reported 208,648 causalities were reported on UK roads, with 17,074 of these involving cyclists.
Unfortunately road and traffic accidents continue to be one of the most common forms of personal injury. However only half of those injured due to a road traffic incident actually made a personal injury claim. Colemans-ctts have a specialist team of road traffic accident solicitors who commented on the latest statistics suggesting ďAll cyclists need to take extra care on the roads, especially now itís becoming darker earlier in the evening. These latest statistics prove UK roads are becoming more hazardous as the numbers of bike-users increase. For those who think making a claim for personal injury is a costly process, there are many ways in which to claim funding for a claim and many solicitors work on a no win, no fee basis.Ē
Reported road accidents cost UK councils an estimated £15 billion, rising to over £30 billion when unreported accidents are accounted for, according to the DfT. These latest figures are based mainly on police reports as well as other records including hospital admissions and injury claims for road traffic accidents.
If you have been injured during a road accident which wasnít your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim. Colemans-ctts Solicitors can help you with many types of personal injury claims in Manchester and Kingston Upon-Thames, including road accidents. Contact their Kingston based team on† 0208 296 9966 or their Manchester based team on 0161 876 2500.
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