Injury claimsCar injury lawyers in UK

With an average of 37.9 million vehicles licensed for use on the roads in Great Britain in March 2018; 155.408 car accident where were registered, that number up from previous years, meaning that car injury lawyers are becoming more and more necessary. Our world is getting faster and faster, and those who are injured often are left on the roadside of life without compensation for an accident that wasn’t their fault. But there are car Injury lawyers that are here for you.

 

Why to search for a car injury lawyer?

If you have been involved in a car accident resulting in a physical injury, your probable next step is to find a professional lawyer to help you claim with your insurance company along with the insurance carrier for the at-fault party. This kind of lawyers specialise in difficult cases to maximise the chances to get no only the claim processed but the right compensation you deserve. Law can be expensive, but luckily there are lawyers’ firm that can provide accident claims at “no win no fee” guarantee policy.

 

Injury Lawyers know best.  

After the accident is notified, representatives from either your insurance or the at-fault party’s insurance company may contact you. It’s best if you avoid speaking with them. Innocent comments can be manipulated to make it look like the accident was your fault or used to claim that your injuries aren’t severe. They may also try to pressure you into quickly signing a settlement worth far less than you deserved.

 

 

Department for Transport statistics
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/
RAS50001                      
Contributory factors in reported accidents by severity, Great Britain, 2017        
  Number/ percentage
Fatal accidents Serious accidents Slight accidents All accidents
Contributory factor reported in accident1,2 Number Per cent3 Number Per cent3 Number Per cent3 Number Per cent3
Road environment contributed 115 8   2,125 12   9,074 12   11,314 12
Poor or defective road surface 6 0 147 1 386 1 539 1
Deposit on road (eg. oil, mud, chippings) 5 0 257 1 796 1 1,058 1
Slippery road (due to weather) 56 4 1,195 7 5,835 8 7,086 8
Inadequate or masked signs or road markings 3 0 69 0 301 0 373 0
Defective traffic signals 2 0 12 0 105 0 119 0
Traffic calming (eg. road humps, chicane) 0 0 25 0 72 0 97 0
Temporary road layout (eg. contraflow) 3 0 26 0 186 0 215 0
Road layout (eg. bend, hill, narrow road) 38 3 494 3 1,829 2 2,361 3
Animal or object in carriageway 14 1 163 1 625 1 802 1
Slippery inspection cover or road marking 0 0 10 0 32 0 42 0
Vehicle defects 32 2   359 2   1,148 2   1,539 2
Tyres illegal, defective or under inflated 14 1 115 1 343 0 472 1
Defective lights or indicators 1 0 37 0 115 0 153 0
Defective brakes 9 1 129 1 432 1 570 1
Defective steering or suspension 4 0 67 0 196 0 267 0
Defective or missing mirrors 1 0 5 0 13 0 19 0
Overloaded or poorly loaded vehicle or trailer 4 0 29 0 86 0 119 0
Injudicious action 376 26   3,607 20   14,297 19   18,280 20
Disobeyed automatic traffic signal 12 1 244 1 1,249 2 1,505 2
Disobeyed ‘Give Way’ or ‘Stop’ sign or markings 24 2 359 2 1,767 2 2,150 2
Disobeyed double white lines 17 1 75 0 140 0 232 0
Disobeyed pedestrian crossing facility 5 0 93 1 227 0 325 0
Illegal turn or direction of travel 15 1 155 1 521 1 691 1
Exceeding speed limit 203 14 1,212 7 3,390 5 4,805 5
Travelling too fast for conditions 136 9 1,327 7 4,483 6 5,946 6
Following too close 19 1 443 2 3,794 5 4,256 5
Vehicle travelling along pavement 4 0 52 0 165 0 221 0
Cyclist entering road from pavement 4 0 143 1 511 1 658 1
Driver/Rider error or reaction 935 64   11,778 65   51,476 70   64,189 69
Junction overshoot 18 1 354 2 1,848 3 2,220 2
Junction restart (moving off at junction) 7 0 175 1 1,066 1 1,248 1
Poor turn or manoeuvre 213 15 2,431 13 9,718 13 12,362 13
Failed to signal or misleading signal 10 1 291 2 1,626 2 1,927 2
Driver/Rider failed to look properly 386 26 6,431 35 29,116 40 35,933 39
Driver/Rider failed to judge other person’s path or speed 196 13 3,020 17 15,809 22 19,025 20
Too close to cyclist, horse rider or pedestrian 18 1 293 2 958 1 1,269 1
Sudden braking 34 2 667 4 4,589 6 5,290 6
Swerved 74 5 649 4 2,489 3 3,212 3
Loss of control 395 27 2,737 15 7,649 10 10,781 12
Impairment or distraction 379 26   2,918 16   9,676 13   12,973 14
Driver/Rider impaired by alcohol 126 9 1,155 6 3,134 4 4,415 5
Driver/Rider impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal) 96 7 351 2 704 1 1,151 1
Fatigue 53 4 351 2 1,209 2 1,613 2
Uncorrected, defective eyesight 2 0 51 0 147 0 200 0
Driver/Rider illness or disability, mental or physical 103 7 547 3 1,542 2 2,192 2
Not displaying lights at night or in poor visibility 6 0 88 0 228 0 322 0
Rider wearing dark clothing 2 0 111 1 302 0 415 0
Driver using mobile phone 33 2 90 0 308 0 431 0
Distraction in vehicle 79 5 469 3 2,275 3 2,823 3
Distraction outside vehicle 13 1 215 1 1,091 1 1,319 1
Behaviour or inexperience 366 25   4,304 24   15,612 21   20,282 22
Aggressive driving 102 7 773 4 2,451 3 3,326 4
Driver/Rider careless, reckless or in a hurry 249 17 2,926 16 10,357 14 13,532 15
Driver/Rider nervous, uncertain or panic 15 1 203 1 1,191 2 1,409 2
Driving too slow for conditions or slow veh (eg tractor) 1 0 24 0 89 0 114 0
Learner or inexperienced driver/rider 42 3 856 5 3,031 4 3,929 4
Inexperience of driving on the left 7 0 74 0 281 0 362 0
Unfamiliar with model of vehicle 16 1 140 1 455 1 611 1
Vision affected by external factors 109 7   1,715 9   7,159 10   8,983 10
Stationary or parked vehicle(s) 11 1 516 3 2,164 3 2,691 3
Vegetation 4 0 47 0 205 0 256 0
Road layout (eg. bend, winding road, hill crest) 15 1 203 1 821 1 1,039 1
Buildings, road signs, street furniture 4 0 46 0 161 0 211 0
Dazzling headlights 6 0 71 0 238 0 315 0
Dazzling sun 25 2 449 2 1,850 3 2,324 2
Rain, sleet, snow, or fog 25 2 289 2 1,129 2 1,443 2
Spray from other vehicles 0 0 14 0 100 0 114 0
Visor or windscreen dirty, scratched or frosted etc. 1 0 24 0 104 0 129 0
Vehicle blind spot 22 2 192 1 905 1 1,119 1
Pedestrian only (casualty or uninjured) 286 20   3,197 18   7,843 11   11,326 12
Crossing road masked by stationary or parked vehicle 25 2 502 3 1,300 2 1,827 2
Pedestrian failed to look properly 151 10 2,192 12 5,501 7 7,844 8
Pedestrian failed to judge vehicle’s path or speed 74 5 683 4 1,485 2 2,242 2
Pedestrian wrong use of pedestrian crossing facility 17 1 220 1 481 1 718 1
Dangerous action in carriageway (eg. playing) 33 2 226 1 490 1 749 1
Pedestrian impaired by alcohol 62 4 432 2 849 1 1,343 1
Pedestrian impaired by drugs (illicit or medicinal) 15 1 64 0 129 0 208 0
Pedestrian careless, reckless or in a hurry 41 3 765 4 1,852 3 2,658 3
Pedestrian wearing dark clothing at night 48 3 207 1 433 1 688 1
Pedestrian disability or illness, mental or physical 44 3 148 1 308 0 500 1
Special Codes 96 7   912 5   3,201 4   4,209 5
Stolen vehicle 10 1 205 1 542 1 757 1
Vehicle in course of crime 6 0 142 1 531 1 679 1
Emergency vehicle on a call 5 0 47 0 389 1 441 0
Vehicle door opened or closed negligently 2 0 55 0 194 0 251 0
Other 75 5 538 3 1,807 2 2,420 3
Total number of accidents1 1,466 100   18,239 100   73,420 100   93,125 100

 

1 Includes only accidents where a police officer attended the scene and in which a contributory factor was reported.
2 Counts the number of accidents in which a contributory factor is reported. If two participants in an accident have the same
contributory factor, this will only be counted once.
3 Columns may not add up to 100 per cent as accidents can have more than one contributory factor.

Telephone: 020 7944 6595 Source: DfT STATS19
Email: roadacc.stats@dft.gov.uk
Last updated: 27 September 2018
Notes & Definitions
Next update: September 2019

The figures in this table are National Statistics

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