Thompsons Scotland are the leading personal injury firm in Scotland and, with offices in Peebles and Galashiels, are the ideal first choice for personal injury claimants in the Borders.
For more information about how we may be able to help you secure the compensation you are entitled to, contact us today by calling 0800 0891 331.
Car accidents in the Borders
Every day people in the Borders make decisions that have an impact on both their road safety and those of the people around them. Whether it is a question of speed, route, clothing and whether we are drivers, pedestrians, passengers or cyclists, the choices we make have the potential to influence matters of life and death.
Tragically, there is a great deal of work to be done when it comes to reducing the rate of car accident personal injuries in the Borders. For example, in 2012/13, there were 263 cases of serious personal injury caused by road accidents in the area, with nine of these incidents involving cases of fatal personal injury.
It is thought that the rural and undulant nature of the roads around Scottish Borders presents particular challenges, all of which make road safety in the area a priority.
This duty to prevent road accidents is very much enshrined in law in the form of the Road Traffic Act 1988, a piece of legislation which obliges local authorities to take appropriate and adequate measures to reduce the risk and occurrence of road traffic accidents.
Furthermore, The Scottish Borders Road Safety Working Group unites the interests and expertise of groups including fire, police, council, camera partnership, and other groups and services to identify and address the most pressing and pertinent issues.
Scotland already leads the way in terms of drink-driving legislation and other road safety measures, and its guidance concerning the introduction of 20mph speed limits; however, one thing the statistics for car crash personal injuries in the Borders makes clear is the need for prolonged and meaningful action.
Personal injury claims in the Borders
Making a claim for compensation can be a daunting prospect, but the experienced personal injury lawyers at Thompsons can help you negotiate the process as confidently as possible.
Thompsons' car accident lawyers are experts in advising people who would like to make a car accident claim. We have an excellent success rate - we win over 90% of our personal injury cases - and recover more than £1 million every week for our clients.
Call 0800 0891331 to contact our personal injury lawyers in the Borders today, or click through for further contact details for our Peebles and Galashiels offices .