Facts and statistics about road traffic accident casualties and deaths in the UK
The UK has a relatively good road safety record. Even so, in 2005 there were 271,000 road accident casualties, 31,000 of which involved death or serious injury.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) estimates that 95% of all road accidents involve human error.
One example of human error causing accidents is the use of a mobile phone whilst driving – according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents the use of a mobile phone whilst driving can reduce reaction times by up to 50%.
Using a mobile whilst driving was made a criminal offence in 2003 (initially a £30 fixed penalty).
How Osbornes Law can help
On contacting us you will speak in confidence to a member of our personal injury team who will ask you specific details about your injury including where and when it took place. It is helpful to the claims process if you can provide us with as much information as possible, including any relevant pictures of the injury, pictures of where the injury took place, details of any witnesses and reports of any medical treatment you had as a result of the injury.
We will then be able to advise you on whether or not you can make a claim for compensation.