It is a staggering statistic that glosses over the true impact of being involved in a road traffic accident: the pain and suffering endured by each victim, and the worry and anguish felt by friends and family.
If you have been injured in a road accident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation; not only for the injury caused, but also for any financial losses you have suffered as a result.
Thompsons can help!
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Whether you have suffered whiplash injury in a slow speed, rear-end shunt or a high speed crash has caused life-altering, serious injury to your spine or brain; whether you were partially at fault or totally without liability in a road accident, the car accident claim solicitors at Thompsons can help you.
Our solicitors are highly experienced in this field and work only for claimants - we make sure our clients get the justice they deserve following a car accident.
If you have suffered personal injury in a car accident, whether as a driver or passenger, click here to find out more about RTAs and how to make a claim.
When it comes to the numbers of motorbike riders, and their pillion passengers, killed or injured annually on Britain's roads the statistics are truly shocking. Motorcycles make up only 1% of all road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user fatalities.
Speed is often a factor in motorcycle accidents, but, in many cases, drivers' failure to look properly will lead to incidents at junctions. According to THINK!, 30 motorcyclists are injured or killed at junctions every day in the UK.
To find out how to claim motorbike accident compensation with Thompsons click here.
Over the ten year period from 2004 to 2014, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured on UK roads fell from 7,478 to 5,509 (with the lowest recorded figure being in 2013 at 5,396). However, even at the lowest rate, this works out at 14.78 pedestrians either dying or suffering serious personal injuries every day on our streets. This is obviously unacceptable.
While Thompsons does all that it can to campaign for greater road safety awareness among pedestrians, we understand that, should the worst happen, what our clients need is specialist help, with the best chance of receiving the compensation required to help them move forward with their lives after a road accident.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a pedestrian accident, even if you or the injured party were partially at fault, the specialist compensation solicitors at Thompsons can help. Find out more about pedestrian accidents here.
Edinburgh's tram network is, for many, a boon to city travel. But, for some, it has meant pain and suffering, loss of income and a need for rehabilitation following a tram accident.
Tram-related accidents can involve collisions, derailments and even injury to pedestrians and cyclists who have to contend with the tracks which run throughout the city.
To find out about tram accident claims with Thompsons you can read more here.
Minor neck injuries caused by the whiplash motion during a car accident are the most common injury suffered in road accidents, but a significant number of accident victims each year suffer personal injuries of a life-altering, more serious nature.
If you have been involved in a car accident, are suffering pain, discomfort or loss of mobility in your limbs, you can find out more about claiming for common car accident injuries by clicking here.
Parts of Scotland regularly see the highest rates of fatal and serious injuries recorded in road accidents in the UK and this is something which the government is constantly seeking to address, but this is no comfort to those people whose lives are altered forever when they suffer a car accident in Scotland.
And while driving in certain parts of Scotland may be inherently more dangerous than in other parts of Britain, Scotland's roads also share similar common factors with the rest of the UK. For instance, drivers who use excessive speed and those who choose to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
To discover more about the factors which cause road accidents and how to make a claim for compensation, read more here.
Following a road accident in which you or someone you know has suffered personal injury, you are likely to have a number of questions about making a claim for compensation.
Here at Thompsons we strive to ensure all accident victims are able to gain access to the help they need so they may seek justice and the compensation they deserve.
To find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the claims process, click here.
Thompsons road accident solicitors are part of a team renowned for its expertise and high success rate.
To find out how road accident victims in Scotland have been assisted and represented by our professionals, and to read their stories, you can see a selection of case studies here.