Bartletts Solicitors is supporting this year’s National Road Victims Month throughout August. While we never forget victims of road accidents, this month is an especially poignant time to remember all those who have been killed or injured on our roads.
This annual remembrance takes place in August because of the significant road accident deaths that have happened in the past during this month. For example, Mary Ward was killed in Ireland on 31 August 1869 after falling under the wheels of an experimental steam car, and Bridget Driscoll was the first person killed in the UK by a car on 17 August 1896.
The school holidays mean there is an increased likelihood of children being involved in road accidents during August, and as more people enjoy a holiday there is more traffic on the roads which increases the risk also.
It’s a sad fact that hundreds of people lose their lives on the roads every year and those who survive are often left with serious, life-changing injuries – which is why the National Road Victims Month is important. Remembrance events are held throughout August to support victims and their families.
You don’t have to be in a car to be involved in a road accident, and if you or a loved one has suffered a road accident injury as a cyclist, motorist, passenger or pedestrian, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Compensation is not just for your personal injury and suffering, but should cover your medical costs, associated expenses including vehicle damage, loss of earnings, and the cost of any necessary lifestyle changes. If you’ve been the victim of a road accident, we may be able to help – just as we’ve helped hundreds of clients make a successful claim in the past.
How We Helped One Family Injured in a Road Traffic Accident
In one case, we were able to support three generations of one family who’d been injured in a road traffic accident that wasn’t their fault. Claims were successfully made on behalf of a grandmother, her daughter and granddaughter, who’d all suffered whiplash injuries to their necks and shoulders after a car drove into the back of the car they were all travelling in.
Despite the insurance company trying to argue that the grandmother’s compensation should be halved because she had an existing injury, which the whiplash aggravated significantly, our solicitors were able to effectively highlight that this crash had led to a 14-month recovery period for her and she was awarded the full value of her claim.
We use our experience, expert knowledge of the law, and compassionate approach to secure the right level of compensation for all clients. If you’ve been the victim of a road accident that wasn’t your fault, be sure to contact us to discuss the details of your experience so we can help you make a claim.
Especially during August but also all year round, it’s vital we remember all those who’ve been killed or injured on our roads – and take action to support those in need.