Are you at risk of road traffic accidents? Who are at risk of road traffic accidents? To be totally honest we are all at risk of being involved in a road traffic accident whether we are a driver, a passenger, a cyclist, on a bus or a pedestrian. Sadly 1.24 million people over the world die every year from road traffic accidents.
Statistics show that half of the people who are dying all around the world I road traffic accidents are the more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcycle users. Every year around 20 – 50 million people suffer from injuries that are non fatal but still have an impact on their lives.
The statistics also show that people between the ages of 15 and 44 are more at risk from road traffic accidents accounting for 59% of global road traffic accident deaths. It is also proven that young males who are under the age of 25 are more likely than young girls to be involved in a road accident.
Unfortunately, the injuries incurred from Preston road traffic accidents and other accidents are not the only type of suffering a victim has to endure. Accidents cause a considerable financial loss to the victims. This arises from the loss of earnings if the patient needs time off work, the cost of treatments and rehabilitation care.
There are many factors that lead to Preston road traffic accidents but the main thing that stands out as playing a big part in the amount of injuries incurred is the speed of the vehicle or vehicles. For instance a pedestrian is more likely to survive if they are hit by a car traveling at 30 miles an hour or less and a head on collision victims are better off if they are travelling at reduced speed.
For those people who are unlucky enough to be involved in a road traffic accident, they could be able to get compensation for their injuries and added expenses caused by the injury.
Preston road traffic accidents injury claims
You can make a claim by calling Accident Advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. If the accident was not your fault and you sustained injuries needing medical attention the last three years then you could make a claim. We have over 14 years’ experience in helping thousands of people just like you to get the compensation they are entitled to. It’s simple to start a claim and as we use a no win no fee service you do not need any money to get going and if we should lose your claim you will not pay anything.
If you are a little unsure about making a claim you could start with our 30 second online test to see if you fit the criteria and then if you do one of our advisers will call you to discuss the accident in more detail and answer any questions you may have.
Date Published: 19th August 2014
Author: David Brown