Lancashire road accidents rise by more than anywhere else in the country

Lancashire road accidents where someone was seriously injured or killed have risen by 72 to 642 in 2013 indicating that more needs to be done to address the road safety issues in the county. According to a report from the Institute of Advanced Motorists, the statistics indicate a significant rise in the number of cyclists involved in accidents but County Hall bosses explain that these figures do not show the long-term fall in the number of accidents in the area.

Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, John Fillis, states that there has been 26% fewer people killed and seriously injured in 2013 than in the four years prior but does express concern over the Institute’s figures. He also states that an additional £1 million will be invested in reducing the road accidents which have caused the numbers of serious injuries and fatalities to increase. The chief executive of IAM has indicated that local authorities should work harder to promote road safety and could increase spending to reduce the number of fatalities on the road.

Doing more to prevent accidents

The Lancashire road accidents statistics indicate that some local authority areas should be doing more to promote a healthy road safety culture in the community. Simply dedicating more time to educating road users, providing free advice to drivers and using law enforcement can help to prevent the losses and injuries sustained in road accidents. A combination of methods can help to promote awareness of the dangers in reckless driving and can help to reduce the number of accidents involving fatalities. Should you be involved in an accident that is the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation to help you cope if you sustain injuries.

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We are a law firm which specialises in helping victims of accident claim compensation when the accident was the fault of someone else. Contact us via our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak with an adviser about your accident and we can help you decide on how to proceed. Should you have sustained an injury or have lost a loved one in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, we may be able to win you a cash payout to help you cope with the financial repercussions of your loss. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you won’t have to dip into your own finances to make your claim with us.

Source: LEP

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