Car accident claims in Viewpark don’t happen with any more frequency than anywhere else in the UK. However, there are still too many for comfort. The first fatality caused by a car accident happened in London back in 1896. In response the coroner at the time said, “this must not happen again.” An admirable sentiment, but since then, there are have been over 25 million RTA related deaths according to figures issued WHO (World Health Authority).
1.2 million killed on the worlds roads every year
Although vehicle safety technology marches on, the numbers of people killed in automobile accidents still continues to rise. Approximately 1.2 million people are killed on the world’s roads each and every year. This number is expected to rise by a further 65% by the year 2020, according to reports by both the WHO and the World Bank.
The main cause of RTAs is driver error
The reason that the increase in vehicle safety technology has had little impact on the rising rate of RTA related injuries is the fact that the biggest contributor in most cases is driver error. It accounts for over 80% of all RTAs here in the UK. The main types of errors include:
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Driving under the influence of alcohol
- Exceeding speed limits
- Driving overly aggressively
- Not driving appropriately taking into account local weather conditions
Errors of Judgment
One of the biggest errors, (and this applies to pedestrians as well as motorists) is failing to judge the speed or trajectory of vehicles. It accounts for somewhere in the region of 19% of all RTAs and 12 % of all RTA related fatalities. Although drivers of all types share this difficulty, it is slightly more prevalent in the elderly.
Taking the 30 second test for a car accident claim in Viewpark
If you are involved in an accident in which you were injured and it was caused by another driver’s error of judgment, you may have a legitimate claim for injury compensation as long as you were not also to blame. If you were speeding or driving aggressively, this could compromise your situation. Why not take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30 second test?
Simply go to our website, find our HOW MUCH compensation calculator and answer the 4 simple questions that it asks you. After checking its database, the calculator will indicate if you’re claim is viable by telling you how much compensation you could be awarded.
Using AAH’s no win no fee* service
If there is anything you don’t understand about the no win no fee* claim system we use, or you have any questions or concerns about your application, you can chat to a member of our customer support team. You can reach them via our free 24/7 helpline by calling 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobiles.
AAH is one of the most popular injury claim solicitors in the UK. Why not follow Esther Rantzen’s recommendation and get in touch?
Date Published: 25th November 2014