Whenever anyone heads out as a pedestrian or a driver, or even a biker or cyclist, they do not expect to be involved in an accident of any kind. However, road death or serious injury are very real prospects that occur up and down the country throughout the year. While such instances are rare, they do occur, and when they do there is the potential for people to be seriously injured or even killed in these cases.
Accident Advice Helpline has unfortunately heard from people who have suffered grave injuries in accidents that have changed their lives. We have also heard from relatives of people who were killed in road accidents. The situation faced by both is difficult and emotional, and one they wish could be eradicated from their lives.
How common is road death or serious injury?
Of all the accidents that occur on the roads each year, the vast majority are minor in nature. Think of a shunt at a roundabout or a simple bump in a car park for example. There are very few instances when compared to the total numbers that relate to road death or serious injury. However there are cases where this is the outcome, and for the people involved it can be very difficult to go back to any kind of normal life.
We have experience in dealing with cases that are highly-complex and involve many different parties. We can also provide no-obligation advice where someone has been involved in some kind of accident, however serious or minor it may be.
Knowing how to move on
Moving on after a serious accident can be difficult. In some cases a person’s entire life may change. Clearly when someone dies as a result of being involved in an accident there is the potential for the lives of those left behind to be changed enormously in many different ways. Going through an experience like this can be overwhelming and upsetting for everyone involved.
Seeking compensation when you have been seriously injured in a road accident and it can be proven to be someone else’s fault makes good sense. If you have lost a close relative through a road accident you may also have cause to make a no win, no fee* claim with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 free now to learn more. It’s the best course of action to take.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen