Fatal Road Accident Claims
In these set of statistics reported by the Department of Transport in their document entitled Road Casualties in Great Britain: Quarterly Provisional Estimates Year Ending June 2016, the following is important to note:
“The number of fatal car accidents has gone up by 2% compared to 2015.”
- The statistics by the DfT show that there were 1800, fatal car accidents in the year ending June 1016 which is a 2% increase compared to the previous year 2015.
- Unfortunately again, the number of people killed or involved in non-fatal car accident claims have also increased (serious life changing injuries) by 3% to 24,620.
- Of general road accident personal injury claims, the figures are down by 25 to just over 185,000.
‘Serious life changing injuries are up compared to last year 2015.”
Motorists Largest Group to Be Involved
It is quite obvious that the largest group of people who are affected by the injury statistics are motorists as these are the largest single user group making up 78% of road users in the UK.
But if we take into account the number of personal injury claims due to road accidents and the distance travelled according to the TfD The most vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorbike riders are statistically more likely to be injured given the distance travelled. This is the case both historically and currently.
For independent advice and assistance in respect of making a claim for compensation or simply for you to have a chat about the legal implications of what you need to do following the untimely death of a loved one please contact us, the fatal accident claims solicitors.
Posted: February 3, 2017 at 7:27 pm