Fatal Road Accident Claims – Statistics

Behind statistic and every death on the road due to a fatal road accident there is a personal tragedy and the consequences are devastating to the family members left behind.

According to the Department of Transport:

  • There were 1,730 people killed in road accident claims to the police.
  • This chilling figure down by 3% of deaths reported in 2014, (1,775).
  • The deaths in 2015 are reported as the second lowest since records began in 2003.
  • There were 45% fewer fatal accident claims compared with 2006.

Non-Fatal Road Accident Claims

In the same report by the Department of Transport there are also statistics for non-fatal road accident claims.  The following is a brief summary:

“Life changing injuries also down by 3% compared to previous year.”

  • Non-fatal road accident claims where people have been involved in serious life changing injuries  have gone down by 3% compared to 2014, a total of just over 22,000.
  • The number of personal injuries in road traffic accident claims are over 186,000 which follows a downward trend by 4% compared with 2014 and again as in fatal road accident claims the second lowest on record.
  • Of the non-fatal road traffic accidents reported to the police in 2015 there were a little over 140,000; of these the ratio of 1,616 for each fatal road accident.

Anyone who has been affected by the untimely death of a loved one involved in a road traffic accident can rest assured that they are not alone. As fatal accident claim solicitors we act for a  number of families that have required help and support to help them with getting to the truth of what happened and claim compensation.  No amount of money will compensate the family but it will help to relieve family financial pressures of paying for a funeral and future bills and can be used for good causes in the name of the loved one who has sadly passed away.

Posted: January 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm