The Department of Transport’s estimated figures for the year ending 2013 show a reduction in the number of reported road casualties.

The Department of Transport recently published its Quarterly Provisional Estimates for Reported Road Casualties in Britain. The report covers the year ending September 2013. The figures show that the yearly number of casualties fell  in comparison to the previous year.

The number of fatalities dropped by 2%, from 1,761 to 1,730, and the number of killed or seriously injured casualties fell 6% from the previous year to 23,380.

There were 184,010 reported road casualties of all severities, 7% fewer than the 197,700 for the year ending September 2012.

The total reported child casualties of all severities fell by 11 per cent to 15,730, with those killed or seriously injured down 15 per cent to 1,990.

While the reduction in road casualties should be welcomed, the figures show that there are still a high number of them on Britain’s roads. Many of the victims will want  compensation for their losses, and for that they will need good legal representation.

How Mergul Law can help

Have you been involved in a road-traffic accident? If so, we can provide you with the legal services and support you need. We will provide first-class legal advice, tailored to your specific needs, and aimed at maximising your compensation. We will arrange rehabilitation treatment for you and, if your vehicle was damaged, we can organise vehicle storage, repair and hire.

We offer our services in many languages, including Talysh, Azeri, Russian, Persian, Urdu and Turkish.

Please note that there is a strict 3 year time limit from the date of the accident to bring a claim for personal injury. So it is essential you make a claim as soon as possible.