If you are one of the people injured every year in Telford and Wrekin road traffic accidents that are caused by young drivers, you could be wondering about the possibility of making a claim for compensation. If you are, Accident Advice Helpline can help.
Many young male drivers lose their driving licenses in the first 2 years
According to an article published in the Daily Mail in November 2013, over 50,000 drivers have had their driving licenses taken away from them over the past 4 years. Approximately 80% of these drivers are young males under the age of 25.
The large quantity of young disqualified drivers follows an initiative taken in 1995, to cut back on the number of serious accidents caused by young male drivers, by disqualifying anybody who racks up 6 points or more in the 2 years immediately following the date that they passed their driving tests.
Many more young men than young women lose their driving licenses in the first 2 years
The figures are more damning evidence that young male drivers are significantly more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents than female drivers of any age, or male drivers over the age of 25. In fact, young men are more than 4 times more likely than young women to lose their licenses within the first 2 years of having passed their driving tests. Further analysis of driving statistics reveals that of the 48,983 newly qualified drivers who had their licenses taken away, only 21% (approximately 1 in 4) were young women.
Many young male drivers under 19 years old already have points on their licenses
Further proof comes from figures released by DVLA that show there are over 4,000 drivers, 19 years old or younger, who have already accumulated penalty points on their licenses. If you’ve been injured in one of the Telford and Wrekin road traffic accidents that occur for whatever reason; as long as the accident was not caused by you then you may well be in line for financial compensation.
Finding out from Accident Advice Helpline if you can apply for compensation for Telford and Wrekin road traffic accidents
You can find out if you have a valid claim through chatting to one of our advisers here at Accident Advice Helpline, by using the toll-free helpline that we provide. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Take a short cut
You can actually get a good indication of whether you have a valid claim, and if so, how much compensation you could be awarded, by visiting our website and using what we call our HOW MUCH calculator. It only takes approximately 30 seconds on average to answer 4 basic questions about your injury, and be given a free estimate.
Accident Advice Helpline – the user friendly injury claim solicitor
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s ‘no win, no fee’ compensation claim service (as recommended by Esther Rantzen) is made even more simple and user-friendly by the excellent customer support that we offer. Any advice you are offered is given free of charge and without obligation. All calls are treated in confidence.