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National Road Victim Month - August 2023

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Speed limit in built up areas to be reduced to 20mph

Were you aware that the first person to be killed in the UK by a motor vehicle was Bridget Driscoll in 1896. Since that time, 5 people per day are killed on Britain’s roads, and over the course of the last century, more than half a million people have died as a result of road traffic accidents. That’s a fairly shocking statistic.

The national charity, RoadPeace, was set up in 1992 by a very inspirational lady called Brigitte Chaudhry, whose son was killed by a driver speeding through a red light. RoadPeace campaigns to fight for justice for victims affected by road traffic accidents, be they bereaved relatives or those left injured and also provides support services.

In May 2023, staff from Stephensons personal injury team achieved a goal to walk 66 miles to remember the 66 victims killed in road traffic accidents in the previous year in the Wigan borough, raising donations for RoadPeace as they did so.

RoadPeace not only organises acts of remembrance for those killed or seriously injured, but offer emotional and peer support to those finding themselves struggling with life changing injuries and to those who have lost loved ones.

They also campaign for reform of the justice system so that it becomes fairer for victims of road crashes, for tougher sentencing for drivers who kill as a result of dangerous and reckless driving and also offer guidance to those affected in making a claim for compensation through the civil courts.

Stephensons’ personal injury team have specialists who deal with compensation for victims of road traffic accidents. You could be a driver hit by another motorist, a passenger in a vehicle, a pedestrian or cyclist. You might have suffered serious injuries resulting in you needing care or find yourself being unable to work or needing long term treatment or even surgery. We may be able to assist you to recover compensation to help with your needs.

If you wish to know more about RoadPeace including how you get can involved and seek advice please contact them at helpline@roadpeace.org or on their number of 0800 160 1069.

If you wish to enquire as to whether you can make a claim for compensation, please contact Stephensons’ personal injury team.