Road Safety Week 2023

19-25 November is Road Safety Week, an initiative organised by Brake, bringing together communities and organisations to promote safety on UK roads.

At Medical Accident Group we act on behalf of clients and their families who have been seriously or catastrophically injured as a result of a road traffic accident. We also act on behalf of families in those tragic circumstances where they have lost a family member.

In addition to the more usual types of accidents, for example where a vehicle pulls out of a side road causing a collision, or where a vehicle moves onto the wrong side of the road during an overtaking manoeuvre, we are also prepared to act in more complex accidents where liability is not so straightforward.

Poor road surface led to fatal incident

Peter Savage and the team recently acted on behalf of a young mother and her daughter who tragically lost their partner and father in an accident which was caused as a result of the poor state of the road surface. The deceased lost control of his vehicle on a bend and tragically suffered fatal injuries. A claim was brought against the local authority who defended the claim vigorously.

During the inquest, the coroner had criticised the state of the roadway and the local authority as there had been a number of incidents at the same location previously.

Despite the local authority defending the claim and formal legal proceedings having to be brought, we successfully secured a significant six figure settlement, thereby securing the financial security for the young mother and her daughter.

Have you suffered due to a road traffic accident? We can help

Medical Accident Group is also prepared to act in those instances where either the third-party insurer is uninsured, or in a “hit and run” type accident where the third-party driver cannot be traced. In those cases, the team will pursue a claim via the Motor Insurers’ Bureau which effectively steps in to ensure that the injured party, or in the case of a fatality, their families and/or dependents can secure the compensation they are entitled to.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a road traffic incident and are seeking advice concerning a claim, Medical Accident Group has expert lawyers with experience in dealing with such devastating cases. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us – we will provide support and advice to ensure you are not alone.

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Peter Savage, Partner

Having started his legal career in Northern Ireland around 20 years ago, Peter has since worked in personal injury and clinical negligence. He fights for clients who have suffered significant injuries, including brain and spinal injury, fatal claims, and claims involving children. Compensation is important, but Peter also works hard to ensure his clients have all the elements of care and support they need.

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