Every day, motorists die and are seriously injured on our road network. It means that raising car accident claims in Dumfries is going on all of the time as it is anywhere here in the UK. Many people find their way to Accident Advice Helpline‘s website. Some are drawn by the adverts they come across the Internet, while others are following the recommendation of well-known people’s consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
Car accident claims in Dumfries
According to the latest figures issued by the government, there were 1,713 fatalities last year (2013) here in the UK that were caused by RTA’s. That’s not all. The total number of serious injuries was 21,657. It’s quite frightening. If the numbers were averaged out across the number of days in the year, it would mean:
- Almost 5 fatalities per day
- Almost 59 serious injuries per day
Driver error cited in 80% of RTA’s
It’s quite shocking to realise that driver error is the main culprit in 80% of RTAs. There is no particular gender dependency. Both men and women drivers are involved in similar percentages of accidents. The only types of accidents that seemed to be more predominantly male orientated are those that are the result of road rage. It seems that the male macho ego holds the edge here. It’s also similar with reckless and drunk driving too. These too are more in the male domain, whereas more women than men tend to be involved with RTAs in the earlier part of their driving lives.
Young male drivers present the highest risk
But when it comes down to categorising drivers who are involved in RTA’s, it’s quite clearly the young male driver who is the worst culprit. According to statistics, young men between the ages of 18 and 20 are more prone to cause RTA’s than any other category of driver by a factor of nearly 7. If you throw early morning RTA’s into the mix, (between 2 AM and 5 AM,) the factor soars to 17.
Anyone wanting to find out how much compensation they could be due for car accident claims in Dumfries can find out in pretty short order, (just 30 seconds on average), by visiting Accident Advice Helpline’s website and making use of our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. Just answer a few simple questions using the drop-down boxes provided, and you’ll be given your estimate for car accident claims in Dumfries. It won’t cost you anything, and there’s no obligation either. The service is open to anyone who has a device and an Internet connection.
Accident Advice Helpline’s free helpline
In addition to all of the information you’ll find our website, you can get help from our customer service team if you’d rather than speak to a real person and find out more about car accident claims in Dumfries. To get through to someone, call via the freephone helpline service we provide. If you’re using a landline call 0800 689 0500. If you’re using a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary).
Date Published: 16th November 2014