It is no surprise that the majority of all traffic accidents take place in city centres. This is because there are simply more people in cities – those who live there and those who commute in – and they all have to get from place to place.
Edinburgh is no different. In fact, 35% of all the employees in Scotland’s capital commute into the city every day, adding to the chaos and increasing the risk of having a car crash.
Last year, for example, 1,159 people suffered a slight injury in car accidents in Edinburgh, according to provisional figures from Transport Scotland. Nearly 130 people were seriously injured and eight people were killed.
Edinburgh Car Accident Compensation Claim
The figures confirm that the injuries that result from city-based car accidents tend to be minor, because the cars involved are subject to a low speed limit. These injuries tend to include:
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Lower back injuries and
- Arm or shoulder injuries
You will find other examples of common road accident injuries here.
Regardless of the type, if you have suffered an injury in a road accident that was caused, at least partly, by someone else, you could be entitled to compensation.
Edinburgh Car Accident Compensation Lawyers
Thompsons’ car accident lawyers are experts in advising people who would like to make a car accident claim. We have a success rate of over 90%, a recovery rate of £1 million every week and are the top personal injury firm in the country.
Worried about making a claim? Give us a call on 0800 0891331 and talk it through.