Accidents on the road being driven down, but still just as fatal - Freeclaim Solicitors report.
A report recently released by the UK Department of Transport showed there were a total of 138, 660 personal injury road accidents reported to the police in 2013 – considerably less than in 2012.
Although these figures show that some progress is being made in reducing road accidents, the fact is that too many people are still suffering injuries from accidents on the road
A report recently released by the UK Department of Transport showed there were a total of 138, 660 personal injury road accidents reported to the police in 2013 –considerably less than in 2012. The study on the amount of causalities on our roads also showed a steady decrease year on year.
Nearly 140,000 people reported a personal injury sustained from road traffic accidents to the police, which is a 5 per cent drop from 2012. There was also a slight decrease in the number of road deaths too with fatality numbers having dropped by 2 per cent to 1,713 compared to that of 2012.
These figures took into account different types of road users, namely:
· Pedestrians – 23%
· Car Occupant – 46%
· Motorcycle Users – 19%
· Pedal Cyclists – 6%
· Other (mainly goods vehicle, bus and coach occupants) – 5%
Fortunately fatalities are at almost 40 per cent below the 2005-09 average, when these numbers were reaching upwards of 3000. Even though the numbers of fatal road accidents are decreasing dramatically, an average of 5 deaths and 59 serious injuries occur on the road every day.
Commenting about the decrease in accidents, Emma Greenhalgh, Head of Road Traffic Accidents at Freeclaim Solicitors said, “Although these figures show that some progress is being made in reducing road accidents, the fact is that too many people are still suffering injuries from accidents on the road”
Unfortunately, road accidents resulting in injuries can and do happen every day. If you suffer a personal injury due to a road accident and you feel you are not to blame, you deserve compensation for your injuries. It’s vital you have the very best solicitors fighting for your right to compensation should you suffer injury whilst on the road.
Freeclaim Solicitors has a specialist road traffic accident department who only deal with road accident claims. They have over 25 years’ experience in obtaining compensation for clients who have been injured in a road traffic accident and can offer the legal expertise, advice and above all support to help you get compensation for your injuries.
They will speak to your insurers on your behalf and make the whole legal procedure as painless as possible, leaving you to focus on recovery.
Make sure you speak to solicitors who have membership of MASS (the Motor Accident Solicitors Society). Freeclaim Solicitors have membership of MASS demonstrating their expertise in road accident claims.
Offering free, no obligation advice, the personal injury and road traffic accident lawyers at Freeclaim Solicitors can help you on a no win - no fee - no risk basis. Visit www.freeclaim.co.uk or contact a specialist road accident solicitor on 0800 612 4472 today.
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