When it comes to accidents in the United Kingdom, it’s important that you be aware of the facts surrounding the number of accidents that occur on our roads today; even though the roads of Britain are some of the safest in the world, there are still an alarming number of accidents and injuries occurring on the road every day.
1) There could be as many as 880,000 casualties on the roads of Britain every year
The number of reported road casualties in the United Kingdom is around 181,957, and over recent years, there appears to be a decline in the number of casualties on the road. However, it is well known that many accidents and collisions on the road are not reported, even if they result in injuries, and some figures estimate that the number of casualties on the roads could be as high as between 660,000 or 880,000 every single year!
2) 60% of car accident fatalities happen on country roads
Many drivers underestimate how dangerous driving on country roads can be – especially at night or in poor weather conditions when it may be difficult to see clearly in the distance. Because of this, the majority of fatalities on the road happen on country roads rather than urban areas – in fact, the number of people who are killed in accidents on country roads is 11 times higher than those killed on the motorway.
3) The number of cyclists injured or killed every year is around 19,000
Estimates show that many cyclists – almost 19,000 each year – are injured on the road while cycling. Due to the fact that there are more cyclists on the road each year, the number of cyclists injured each year also increases. Similarly as above, these numbers are based on reported casualties – so there may in fact be many more cyclists injured on the road than these statistics suggest.
Claiming compensation through car accident claims in Blaenavon
If the worst should happen and you, like many of the people discussed above, become involved in an accident on the road, you could claim compensation from car accident claims in Blaenavon with Accident Advice Helpline, one of the largest U.K. law firms, who specialise in providing personal injury claims representation and advice.
Accident Advice Helpline has more than 16 years of experience in providing legal representation and advice for any driver, cyclist or pedestrian in the United Kingdom who has been the victim of an accident which was not their fault and been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. This entitles them to make car accident claims in Blaenavon for compensation.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline today to talk more about what’s involved with car accident claims in Blaenavon, or to begin your claim when you’re ready, by calling 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 28th November 2014
Author: David Brown