Thompsons Works to Make Roads Safer13 November 2008
Road Safety Week
Thompsons Solicitors has backed an initiative to promote safety on the roads.
Thompsons, the most experienced personal injury firm in the UK, is backing Brake’s Road Safety Week this week (Monday, November 10 to Sunday, November 16).
The event is aimed to raise awareness about road safety to help prevent the number of deaths caused by accidents.
Stay Safe whether driving, cycling or walking
According to statistics from the Department of Transport in 2007 there were 247,780 reported injuries of all severities caused by accidents on the road. Almost 3,000 people were killed and 27,774 were seriously injured.
The Government plans to reduce the number of road accidents significantly by 2010.
Failing to look properly is the most frequently reported contributory factor in 35% of all accidents. While in fatal accidents the most frequently reported contributory factor was loss of control of the vehicle, which was involved in 33% of fatal accidents.
Compensation for Road Accident Victims
Thompsons Solicitors helps to secure compensation for accident victims and their families to help them pay for treatment and adaptations to their homes.
National Head of Personal Injury at Thompsons Solicitors, Judith Gledhill said: “Road Safety Week is an important initiative to raise awareness about the dangers on our roads.
“I have represented many road traffic accident victims and their families. They all share the same wish that the accident had never happened in the first place.
“If all drivers took more care and consideration while behind the wheel we would see a reduction in the number of unnecessary deaths on the roads.
“Basic measures like sticking to the speed limit, checking your mirrors and concentrating fully on your driving can mean the difference between a safe journey and an accident.”
Brake’s Road Safety Week is highlighting the need for drivers to stop and imagine how horrendous it would be to lose a loved one in a road crash. It is asking people to commit more time to look twice at junctions, to never overtake unless it’s totally safe and to holding your children’s hands while walking on the road side.
Personal Injury Compensation Claim Advice
If you or anyone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a road traffic accident, telephone us now for accurate claim advice.
Thompsons Solicitors are experts in all personal injury matters. We will be able to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim for compensation. Our specialist personal injury lawyerswill be happy to talk you through the process of making a claim in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now on 08000 224 224 or complete one of our online personal injury compensation claim forms.