It is estimated that annually, approximately 1,750 individuals lose their lives in road collisions across the UK, leaving an immense void in the lives of their loved ones.

The impact of these collisions is far-reaching, and whether they involve a fatality or individuals who suffer life-changing injuries, each of these victims is dearly cherished as a parent, partner, child, relative, or best friend.

In addition to the loss of life, road collisions have significant economic and societal costs. The financial burden of medical expenses, property damage, and legal proceedings can be immense. These collisions also impact communities, as they disrupt daily life and can lead to increased fear and anxiety among residents. Survivors may also experience feelings of guilt and shame, which can further exacerbate their mental health issues.

The legal processes that follow road collisions can be complex and challenging for those involved. Authorities such as the police, coroner, Crown Prosecution Service, and personal injury solicitors all play important roles in the investigation, prosecution, and compensation processes.

These processes can often be lengthy, involving multiple stages and potentially spanning months or even years. Individuals affected may face challenges such as navigating the legal system, understanding their rights and options, and dealing with the emotional strain of reliving the collision through testimonies and evidence. This process can be incredibly difficult and emotionally taxing for those involved.

Although the employees within these authorities try their upmost to ensure those affected are treated with the greatest respect and empathy, these legal procedures still often lack the specialised emotional and practical support crucial for victims. This support is vital for bereaved individuals, families, collision participants, and witnesses.

Recognising this gap, Hansells proudly supports the Road Victims Trust during their Big Give Christmas Challenge.

The Trust plays a pivotal role in providing essential support tailored to each person they work with, including regular counselling to assist each individual affected by road deaths or life-changing injuries in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, and to try to help those impacted through their overwhelming grief and emotions and everyday difficulties that arise from such terrible accidents.

If you’ve been affected by a road collision, our personal injury solicitors are here to guide you through the legal process.

Contact us today for compassionate support and expert assistance in securing the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for compassionate support and expert assistance in securing the compensation you deserve

Louise Westby | Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Solicitor Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury

01603 224 805