Freeclaim Solicitors: 12 Year Olds at Highest Risk of Being Involved in Pedestrian Accidents

A study conducted last year found that 12-year-old children are most at risk of being killed or seriously injured in a pedestrian road accident.


United Kingdom – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Freeclaim Solicitors has a track record of success in road accident claims and has been dealing with compensation claims relating to pedestrian accidents for over 25 years.

A study conducted last year found that 12-year-old children are most at risk of being killed or seriously injured in a pedestrian road accident.

The study looked at the annual number of road accidents per 10,000 of the population in Britain, broken down into age groups, and the results showed that there is a dramatic spike in road casualties amongst 12-year-olds.

Critics have blamed this in a lack of road safety awareness programmes currently running in primary schools.

Commissioned by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), the Stepping Out report was delivered to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin in May 2013, and also highlights a “postcode lottery” when it comes to pedestrian accidents involving children.

Darwen in Blackburn, Lancashire was found to be the most dangerous area, with a 50 per cent higher risk of child pedestrian casualties compared to the national average. This compares to the lowest average of 11 per cent, in Westminster, London.

Meanwhile, when it comes to all ages of pedestrians, the London borough of Newham is the most dangerous, with pedestrians at double the risk of being involved in a road accident compared to the national average.

Regardless of age or location, road accidents involving pedestrians are all too common on Britain’s roads. Unfortunately due to the circumstances, such accidents can cause serious, life threatening injuries. When a person is involved in a road accident as a pedestrian, and the accident was the fault of the other party (or even if the pedestrian was partly to blame), they may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.

Freeclaim Solicitors has a track record of success in road accident claims and has been dealing with compensation claims relating to pedestrian accidents for over 25 years. They have an expert team of serious injury lawyers who understand the devastating consequences of such accidents.

The firm comes recommended by the prestigious Legal 500, and also have membership of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Headway’s Brain Injuries Association Personal Injury Solicitors List, amongst others.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian road accident, and you think you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, get in touch with Freeclaim Solicitors today to speak to one of their legal experts. For more information, visit the Freeclaim Solicitors website at http://www.freeclaim.co.uk/


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