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Luxury Cars “More Likely” to be involved in Road Traffic Accident

A new study has revealed that luxury vehicles are more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents than Smart cars and other similar models.

According to the latest data, Smart cars have the lowest "at fault" insurance claim rate out of any model. Between July 2014 and June 2015, vehicles such as the Smart car only registered 78.6 at fault claims per 1,000 drivers. This is in stark contrast to drivers of high-end cars such as Lexus, who had a 111 fault claims per 1,000 road users.

Other high-end luxury brands such as Land Rover and Audi were some of the worst performing in the study, with 110.1 and 105.2 at fault claims per 1,000 drivers respectively. The survey, from Moneysupermarket, analysed over 11.3 million car insurance quotes from the last year and shed some light into the driving habits of drivers.

Experts warned that in light of the new data insurance premiums of high-end drivers could be affected.

Road Traffic Accidents and Fatalities in the UK

The latest statistics on road traffic accidents in the UK showed that there were 194,477 casualties of all severities reported in 2014, with a 4% rise in the number of fatal incidents in the UK. However, there was also an increase of almost 3% in the number of people using roads in the UK.

Although there was a rise in the number of deaths on the road, the 1,775 road deaths in 2014 was the third lowest annual total seen in the history of recording and indicated a decrease of 45% in the number of deaths from a decade earlier.

On UK roads this year, car occupants accounted for 45% of road deaths, pedestrians accounted for exactly a quarter, motorcyclists accounted for 19% and pedal cyclists 6%. Of those seriously injured in a road traffic accident in the past 12 months, over 8,000 were car users representing a huge increase of 5.2%.

Making a Claim Following a Road Traffic Accident

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and injured through no fault of your own, you are entitled to make a compensation claim. If you are involved in a road traffic accident it is important to record as many details about the incident as possible to allow our no win, no fee solicitors to build the strongest possible claim.

Our team of expert personal injury lawyers will require details such as where, when and how the incident occurred as well as details about the other driver, including insurance. Our solicitors will provide you with expert advice; however, they may require evidence such as witness statements, contact details of those involved or witnesses to the incident as well as a medical report demonstrating your injuries and your estimated time of recovery.

Contact Us

If you are injured in a road traffic accident or any incident, it is possible to claim for not only compensation for your injury but also for any rehabilitation costs and damage to property. To find out if you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim, contact our team of no win, no fee lawyers today using our online contact form.

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