The summer holidays are a great time for families to relax, travel and enjoy the sunshine, whether at home or abroad. Thanks to the warm weather and school’s breaking up for summer, this period is one of the busiest on the roads, so drivers need to be extra vigilant and keep safe.
In fact, statistics by the UK government found that more fatal and serious driving accidents occur on Britain’s roads in the summer.
Between July and September 2015, 6,290 accidents involving death/serious injury occurred on UK roads. In contrast, 5,890 fatal and serious accidents occurred between January and March 2016.
The school summer holidays means an increase in people travelling to airports, making long distance trips across the country and therefore more chance of accidents occurring.
This is especially prevalent in the summer months when drivers are heading along roads they are unfamiliar with, or getting distracted by sat-navs, noisy children, cyclists or pedestrians.
If you’re planning a trip this summer, remember to check your tyres; monitor your fuel and fluid levels; stay focused on the road and take regular stops on long journeys.
Injured on the roads? Help and compensation is on hand at Paul Crowley & Co.
Road Traffic Accidents are the most common form of personal injury claim and Liverpool Solicitors Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors has a thriving Road Traffic Accident department and we are able to provide expert teams specialising in handling complex Road Traffic Accident claims.
At Paul Crowley & Co Solicitors we have recovered substantial damages in many car accident claim instances where other firms have advised the client to abandon a claim.
If you were the driver or the passenger of a car, a cyclist or motorcyclist, or a pedestrian, you are likely to have suffered pain and you might be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
For an idea of the level of compensation you may be able to claim, take a look at our personal injury compensation calculator.