When we here at Accident Advice Helpline are commissioned by local villagers to act as their virtual Rhosllannerchrugog law firm, it is often to help them in launching claims for personal injuries they’ve sustained in road traffic accidents caused by others.
Rhosllannerchrugog relies totally on its road links
The village of Rhosllannerchrugog is quite large as far as villages go. It sits in the Welsh county of Wrexham and according to the 2001 Census, it then had a population of 9,439. In terms of transport links with the rest of the UK, the village is totally reliant on the roads, as the rail link that it once had with the Great Western Railway was closed down in the 1930s.
Things grind to a halt when the roads are blocked
Road traffic accidents are therefore significant events, especially if they block the roads for any length of time. The two roads in and out of the town are the B5097 and the B5426, which eventually link up with the A483, providing the main arterial roadway to the cities of Liverpool and Manchester in the North and Cardiff and Swansea in the South.
Road traffic accidents and injuries in Wales
Because of its mountainous terrain and rural characteristics, many of the roads here in Wales are “B” roads. The only motorway is a stretch of the M4, which runs through as far as Swansea. The other main arterial road is the A470, which runs north and south, the length the country. All other roads, apart from a short stretch of the A55 in the North, are minor.
A breakdown of the RTA injury statistics
In terms of road traffic accidents, in 2013 the police recorded a total number of 5,895. This figure represents a 1% drop in the total number of accidents in 2012. A breakdown of these RTAs reveals the following statistics:
- Total number of fatalities -111
- Total number of serious injuries -1033
- Total number of slight injuries – 7191
Even slight injuries can cause a degree of debilitation and if this interferes with your social or working life, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury; always assuming that the blame for the accident that brought the injury about is down to someone other than yourself.
Appointing Accident Advice Helpline as your virtual Rhosllannerchrugog law firm
If you decide to appoint Accident Advice Helpline as your virtual Rhosllannerchrugog law firm and you want to get an idea of how much compensation you might be due, you can visit our website and make use of our online HOW MUCH calculator. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time and won’t cost you a penny.
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