According to Brake, somewhere in the world someone is killed in a road accident every 30 seconds.
Road accidents happen on a daily basis and the range and severity of injuries caused by them is enormous. Some injuries can have a short-term impact on the day-to-day. Others can have life-changing consequences. As an example, most people recover from whiplash injuries in a matter of weeks or months but they can last longer and sometimes cause permanent symptoms.
Some injuries can have long-lasting effects and may require extensive treatment and rehabilitation which can be expensive.
Road accidents often affect victims’ families too. It can be a very real struggle for family members to provide the care and support needed, and specialist legal advice can open doors to much-needed financial support.