‘No win, no fee*’ injury lawyers are specialists in helping their clients claim compensation for injuries suffered in accidents that were not their fault. A large portion of the work carried out by ‘no win, no fee*’ injury lawyers relates to road traffic accidents. We may all think that we know about road traffic accidents and how to avoid them but ‘no win, no fee*’ injury lawyers spend their entire working day dealing with this issue and soon become experts. Some startling facts about road traffic accidents on UK roads are described here.
‘No win, no fee*’ injury lawyers’ top 4 facts about UK road traffic accidents:
- During the 12 years leading up to 2011, there were more than 3 million road casualties in Great Britain. Of these more than 36,000 people died. It is estimated that this cost the UK economy between £15 billion and £32 billion. This does not account for the personal cost of pain, suffering and loss of loved ones. The financial impact of an accident can be far-reaching. The financial, as well as personal, costs become clear soon after the accident. People discover that they have to take time off work and that costs them money. They find that they have to buy childcare and maybe even have to buy in help with household tasks. ‘No win, no fee*’ injury lawyers working with Accident Advice Helpline can help claim compensation for this.
- There are certain types of transport that are riskier than others. Motorbikes make up just 1% of traffic on our roads but they account for around 20% of all road accident fatalities. If a motorbike is in a collision with a car or especially with a heavy goods vehicle it is hardly surprising that the motorbike rider is likely to suffer the more serious injuries. The ‘no win, no fee*’ lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are experts in handling road traffic claims involving motorcyclists. Most motorbike accidents occur at weekends. There are peaks of accidents in the morning and afternoon rush hours.
- Victims of road traffic accidents are not just the occupants of vehicles. ‘No win, no fee*’ injury lawyers also help pedestrians that have been injured in accidents that were not their fault. Research has shown that accidents involving pedestrians are most likely to happen during the afternoon rush hour, at school closing time and on Friday and Saturday evenings. Between 1999 and 2010 more than 8,000 pedestrians were killed on our roads and more than 1,000 of these were children.
- ‘No win, no fee*’ lawyers also help cyclists claim compensation. Cyclists are most likely to be injured or killed during the morning and evening rush hours of week days. Injuries to cyclists can be especially severe if they have been involved in a collision with a heavy goods vehicle.
Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.