Road Traffic Accident Compensation Claims in North-East Scotland, Highlands and Islands
Regrettably the number of accidents on the roads in the North and North-East of Scotland is very high. There are repeated accidents on the A90, A97, A9 and A947. This is partly due to the nature of the roads in this area, which are often single carriageway and have many notorious car accident blackspots.
In fact, those living in the North-East of Scotland are the most likely in Britain to suffer serious or fatal injury in a road traffic accident, with residents in Banff and Buchan more than twice as likely be killed than the national average.
It is a worrying trend that is consistent throughout Scotland and although the rate of minor injuries is roughly the same as those of England and Wales, the rate of serious and fatal injuries is generally much higher.
IAM says new drivers "unprepared" for Scotland's roads
"It's not surprising in the sense that the north-east has some of the worst stretches of the A9, and that's the road that's always in the news for crashes," comments Neil Greig, director of policy for the Institute of Advanced Motorists.
"In rural areas it's predominantly single carriageways, where if you make a mistake, the roads are unforgiving. This basically backs up what the IAM has been saying about altering the driving test so that learners have experience on country roads.
"New drivers are unprepared for these roads."
Claim compensation for an accident in the North or North-East
Thompsons Personal Injury Solicitors' Aberdeen office is ideally placed to deal with claims for compensation from this area; we routinely handle numerous cases for accidents in the North-East, Highlands and Islands.
We provide a local service which specialises in handling road traffic accidents, including whiplash compensation claims.
If you or a family member has been a victim of a road traffic accident we can arrange a personal meeting and can assess your compensation claim. Unlike some claims companies in the North-East we will not take a hefty portion of your compensation – many claims are available on a no win, no fee basis.
Call our expert lawyers now on 0800 0891331. We will assess your road traffic accident claim and help you receive the compensation you deserve.