Since 1998, there have been 10 major fires on cruise ships and around a dozen passengers have gone missing (suspected fallen overboard). If you compare that to the thousands of road traffic accidents on Britain’s road each year, it’s clear that travelling by ship is a safer option to the car.
Cruise ships that hit reefs or other ship wrecks below the ocean’s surface can cause a higher volume of casualties than car crashes, purely because they can carry thousands of people at any one time.
However, most of us need to use cars to get around each day so, although travelling by ship appears to be a safer option than travelling by car, it’s vital we are aware of the dangers driving cars have.
Some important facts regarding injuries caused by car crashes and the causes of car collisons:
- Forty per cent of or 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 the 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.
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 fourteen 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 that 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