Road traffic accident statistics
Road traffic accident statistics reveal that in the UK in 2008 there were 170,591 accidents reported to the police involving personal injury. Road traffic accident statistics also show that 28,572 people were killed or seriously injured in road accidents, including 2,538 killed.* These are sobering statistics. Thankfully, road traffic accident statistics are falling each year, and are on a continuing decline since the 1980s.
Personal injury occurring in road-traffic accidents can range from minor cuts, bruises and whiplash to broken bones, head injuries, serious disability, and even death. Where compensation is available, you can claim compensation not only for the direct medical expenses incurred, but also for the pain and suffering caused by the accident, and the future physical and financial consequences.
Compensation can never fully make up for the effects of a traumatic accident; however, it can go part of the way to easing the burden that changed circumstances can place on the victim. If you, or a loved one, have been affected by a road traffic accident and think that you may not have been at fault, you should speak with a specialist road-traffic accident solicitor to see if you have a case for compensation. Even if there was no other driver at fault, there may have been some other hazard, such as poorly maintained roads, that was the cause of the accident and your injury.
You can still claim road-accident compensation even if the other driver was not insured or you think they don’t have enough money to pay you compensation, of if you cannot find them. In such situations the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) may pay the compensation.
*All statistics taken from the Department for Transport.
If you would like to obtain legal advice on a road-traffic accident, then Contact Law can put you in touch with a local road-traffic accident solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local road traffic accident solicitors please call us on 0800 1777 162 or complete the web-form above.
- Last Updated on 02/03/2010