Fatal Road Traffic Accident Claims – Statistics
Fatal Road Traffic Accident Statistics
The following is a summary of some statistical data on the Gov.uk website. The fatal road accident data spans the years 2000 to 2013. The good news is that fatal accidents on UK roads have fallen. This for all road users in 2000, there were reported 3,409 deaths where as in 2013 there were reported 1,713 deaths. There has been a steady decline in deaths on the road since year 2000.
The fatal motor bike accidents have decreased between 2000 to 2013. The data shows that in relation to fatal motorbike accident claims, in 2000 there were 605 deaths but in 2013, this had fallen to 331, almost half. A high point between the years was in 2003 when 693 motorcycle deaths were reported but sever since that date, the numbers have declined.
Unfortunately fatal cycle accident claims and deaths have not fallen by the same amount as fatal motorbike accidents. In 2000 there were 127 deaths to pedal cyclists and in 2013, 109 fatalities to cyclists were recorded. However, during the years since the statistics were gathered, there has been a marked upsurge in the number of cyclists on the road which may have affected the result of the figures.
Vehicle occupants, that is the driver and passengers in the car (excluding pedestrians) a reported 1,665 fatalities were reported by the data and in 2013, this had reduced to 785 which has more than half. That is good news but certainly more needs to be down to reduced fatal road accidents and claims. Again modern design and further safety factors, speed bumps on the road etc may have been contributory factors to reduce fatal road accidents claims.
Finally in the statistical survey, pedestrians deaths of the road have also fallen, from 857 fatal accidents in 2000 to 398 deaths in 2013. A further reduction by half in fatalites.
Affected by a Fatal Road Traffic Accident?
Fatal road accident claim solicitors are specialists in this area. The law surrounding a fatal accident is very different to usual personal injury law and therefore expert advice should be sought.
We are experts in this area and we will hold your hand every step of the way. Are advice is always in plain English, so you understand the entire process of what is required to prove a fatal road accident claim, from start to finish.
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Posted: September 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm