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It is national road victim month this August #nationalroadvictimmonth.
The charity Road Peace designate August as road victim month to raise public awareness of the death toll on our roads. Road Peace is a charity set up to help the bereaved or seriously injured individuals, as a result of road traffic accidents. They support victims and their families with bereavement support and campaign for reforms.
There were 1,720 road deaths in the year ending September 2017 and this figure was not dissimilar to the previous year, 27,010 people were killed or seriously injured however the overall casualty rate per vehicle mile decreased by 5% over the same period. The decrease is a positive step, but it needs to keep falling.*
When someone is seriously injured on the road or a death is caused as a result of a road traffic accident this is always sudden and unexpected and therefore extremely difficult for families and friends to deal with.
At Ramsdens we understand the devastation road traffic accidents can have on families. We have a dedicated team who can help you and your family from the outset. We can support you through liaising with the Police, any meetings at hospitals with consultants, assisting to find the right rehabilitation provider whether that be full or part time residential or day appointments and, where the collision has resulted in death, with the inquest that may be set by the coroner investigating the circumstances.
Whilst we know we can’t turn back the clock, we can support you through the immediate aftermath and look to help you with future planning.
If issues in this article have affected you or a loved one please contact the team here at Ramsdens for a free and confidential discussion on 0113 8871834 or text CLAIMS to 80988. Alternatively, fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suitable for you.
*Department of Transport statistical release 8 February 2018