Although Britain's road safety record has greatly improved over the years, numerous traffic accidents still occur annually in this country. Often having the potential to cause serious personal injury or even death, these collisions can have life-changing repercussions. Seth Lovis & Co understands this all too well, and if you – or a loved one – were harmed during a non-fault car crash, our solicitors could help you claim compensation.
The causes of traffic accidents
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), estimates that, every day, five people are killed during traffic collisions in Britain. In addition, according to the organisation, a total of 195,723 individuals were harmed during accidents on the roads in 2012. More than 23,000 of these sustained serious personal injuries, while 1,754 were killed.
As shocking as these statistics might seem, they are nothing compared to figures taken decades ago. During the mid 1980s, it was estimated that around 5,500 people died due to traffic accidents on a yearly basis.
These statistics suggest that motorists are being more careful on the roads and that safety campaigns are helping to save lives. Nevertheless, many traffic accidents still occur annually due to the actions of negligent drivers – and these collisions could have probably been prevented.
RoSPA states that every year:
- Around 280 people lose their lives in drink-driving accidents.
- Approximately 300 people die in incidents caused by "careless driving".
- Around 400 people sustain fatal injuries due to someone travelling at an excessively high speed.
- An estimated 120 deaths are caused by someone driving aggressively.
Moreover, the organisation adds that 'failure to look properly' is responsible for approximately 40% of all traffic accidents, while drivers losing control of their vehicles are responsible for about a third of all fatal collisions.
What can you claim for?
If you were harmed due to the negligent actions of another road user, you might be entitled to claim compensation for:
- Injuries sustained during the collision – such as whiplash, back injuries, or any broken bones.
- The death of a loved one, or any injuries they suffered in the accident.
- Loss of income as a result of you not being able to work.
- Any expenses incurred by you due to the accident – such as treatment fees.
If you suffered a car accident in the last three years – and the incident was not your fault – our expert personal injury solicitors could help you claim for the factors mentioned above. Simply get in touch with them today to find out whether or not you are entitled to obtain compensation.
Contact Seth Lovis & Co
Often it is straightforward to assess who is responsible for an accident, but sometimes the circumstances are complicated and require the wisdom of experienced car accident solicitors. Fortunately, our legal team has specialist knowledge of this subject area and will provide clear and practical advice related to your potential claim.
You can contact Seth Lovis & Co by calling us today on 0808 252 0678. Alternatively, if you would prefer us to speak to you at a more convenient time, complete an online enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your circumstances.