The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) is highlighting worrying gaps in road safety knowledge as the key theme of Injury Prevention Week 2020 which is running from 17-21 August.
Research by YouGov commissioned by APIL revealed many parents were unconfident about their children’s understanding of how to stay safe on the roads. In addition, the research found most adults who do not drive did not know that white lights indicate a parked vehicle is about to start reversing.
Colin Cook, Head of Dispute Resolution at Hatch Brenner and APIL accredited senior personal injury litigator and brain injury specialist commented: “We are pleased to be supporting the vital work of APIL in highlighting the importance of road safety. The Green Cross Code remains a key tool in educating children and young people about every day dangers on our roads. As we approach the back to school period, I would advise parents to take the opportunity to have a discussion with their children about being ‘roadwise’.
“Whilst we remain dedicated to helping those who have sustained an injury and who are in genuine need both financially and in terms of rehabilitation, the ideal situation is for people not to be injured in the first place. Through their development of a national strategy for the prevention of needless injury and awareness campaigns like Injury Prevention Week, APIL champion avoiding unnecessary harm and suffering in our communities.”
Any accident which takes place on a public highway or other public place can be termed a road accident. There is usually a vehicle of some sort involved, either colliding with another vehicle, or with a cycle, motorbike or pedestrian.
A recent Department for Transport report found that those aged under 15 accounted for around a quarter of pedestrian injuries and deaths on British roads in 2019.
Hatch Brenner Solicitors advise on very simple or very complicated cases which will always be dealt with by a member of our experienced and qualified team, able to provide you with the best legal advice. We have experience in acting on behalf of individuals dissatisfied with the way in which claims have been handled by their own insurer panel firms. Our team has successfully recovered damages for individuals who had elements of their injury previously overlooked (for example subtle head injury and chronic pain).
Contact Colin Cook, Personal Injury Solicitor and Head of Dispute Resolution at Hatch Brenner at firstname.lastname@example.org or via email@example.com