Road traffic accidents are a lot more common than aeroplane crashes. Figures suggest that the odds of dying in a car accident per mile driven (1 in 100,000) are over 625,000 times higher than dying in a plane crash per mile flown (1.6 in 100,000,000,000).
It’s obvious that a plane crash can incur a lot more casualties than a car crash, but with the sheer volume of car accidents compared to plane accidents, the likelihood of at least being involved in an accident on the road compared to air is a lot higher.
Some important facts regarding injuries caused by car crashes and the causes of car collisions:
- Forty per cent of road crashes involve drivers who failed to look properly.
- One in five road accidents involves a driver that failed to judge another driver’s speed or direction
- 203,950 people suffered minor, serious or fatal injuries as a result of a road traffic accident in 2011, according to Department for Transport.
Many people escape road traffic accidents with just minor or slight injuries, or no injury at all, but others may not be so lucky and may be forced to stop working for a period of time, which can have a serious effect on finances, among other problems at home.
Therefore, if you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, even if you were only the passenger, you may be eligible to claim road traffic accident compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline has over ten years’ experience in dealing with road traffic accident claims and our friendly and helpful advisers are available via our 24/7 advice line.
However, before you claim it’s worth noting that certain criteria apply before you can be deemed eligible for compensation:
- The road traffic accident must have been caused through the fault of someone else.
- The accident must have happened within the last three years.
- You must have required medical attention immediately after the accident
If the above points apply to you then it is likely you will qualify to claim compensation for the road accident you were involved in, either as a driver or a passenger.
Call one of our car crash claim advisers now to get advice on how you can proceed with your claim.
Date Published: October 4, 2013
Author: David Brown