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World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Posted on November 5th 2020

Almost 4,000 people are killed on roads throughout the world every day. In addition to this, many hundreds of thousands are injured through road traffic collisions throughout the world every day.

In 2019, it was reported that there were 25,945 serious injuries as a result of road traffic collisions in Great Britain. In 2019, a total of 1,752 people were tragically killed in road traffic collisions. On average, five people die on our roads every single day.

The statistics demonstrate that any individual can be involved in a road traffic collision that can cause serious injury or death or, have their lives changed instantaneously due to a road traffic collision.

Losing a loved one in a car accident is one of the most painful experiences a person can endure. Though it can be difficult to consider financial matters at such difficult times, it is important for family members to realise that you may be entitled to claim for compensation for your loss. Whilst the compensation will not bring your loved one back, it may help to make life easier for you financially.

Finding the right solicitor

At such a difficult and emotional time, if you do decide to pursue a claim for compensation, it is important that you find the right solicitor to represent you.

At Oliver & Co Solicitors, we have over 50 years’ worth of experience handling claims involving the death of a loved one as a result of a road traffic collision. We can guarantee to handle your matter with care and in a sensitive and understanding manner.

Representation at Inquests

Following a road traffic collision, if your family member has died unexpectedly, the death will then be reported to a coroner who can then decide to hold an inquest into the death. An inquest is a public hearing with the purpose of finding out why the individual has died.

This can be difficult as many family members are asked to attend an inquest. At Oliver & Co, we have many years of experience in representing the interests of our clients at an inquest. We are also fortunate to have a dual qualified solicitor and doctor in our clinical negligence team, who can assist with any queries you may have regarding the inquest hearing.

If you do require any assistance with representing your interests at an inquest, we can assist you. We can liaise with the coroner’s office and other parties to obtain any relevant information prior to the inquest.

Rehabilitation for Serious Injuries

For those involved in a road traffic accident that causes a serious injury, the injury can be lifechanging for the victim, resulting in permanent disability. To help the injured person continue life with the injury, they will usually require rehabilitation.

A case manager within a personal injury claim is often a qualified therapist such as an occupational therapist, nurse or physiotherapist. The case manager will assess the needs of the injured person and understand what rehabilitation they will require so that they make as good a recovery as possible. The case manager aims to forestall problems before they occur and to overcome any problems that do arise.

The case manager can liaise with specialist medical professionals to obtain quotes for private therapy and treatment where required. They can also ensure that accommodation needs, including aids, equipment and adaptations are in place.

They are paid for by the Defendant’s (the person who caused the accident) insurer and are instructed by the solicitor representing the injured person. At Oliver & Co, if your case applies, we can liaise with the Defendant’s insurer to instruct a case manager, to ensure that your rehabilitation needs are fully met following the accident.

World Day of Remembrance

RoadPeace is the national charity for road traffic collision victims within the UK. They provide support services and information to those who have been bereaved or seriously injured in road traffic collisions. They campaign to fight for justice for victims of road traffic collisions. They also campaign tirelessly to reduce danger on our roads.

The 15th November 2020 is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Organised by RoadPeace, this day focuses on the scale and individual devastation that is caused by road deaths and serious injuries, and the impact this has upon communities and families across the world. Many individuals are coping with bereavement of loved ones of the effects of a serious injury, who also become part of the large group of people affected by road traffic collisions.

Please visit the charity’s website at https://www.roadpeace.org/ to understand further the amazing work and support that RoadPeace can offer to those who have been injured of bereaved due to a road traffic accident.

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