Drivers urged to be more careful
SOLICITOR has called on people to be more aware of the dangers of the roads as part of Road Safety Week.
Malcolm Underhill from IBB Solictors in Chesham sees the consequences of serious accidents in his role as head of the personal injury department at his firm.
He deals a lot with cycling and car accidents and getting compensation for the people affected.
Mr Underhill said: “Think more carefully about your decisions when you are driving, whether it
Ais speed, whether it is being more patient at road junctions and as we get closer to Christmas, it is important that people are careful about getting into a vehicle after a Christmas party. It is about taking care.”
Mr Underhill has had about 12 clients who were cyclists involved in a serious collision along the A413.
He said: “The A413 lends itself to high speeds. I have had my fair share of serious cases from that road.
“When there is a serious accident, it has a wider effect on the whole family.
“We have had people who because of an accident have needed a carer on a long-term basis.
“I have seen people get brain damage as a result of an accident, which has led to memory damage and personality issues.”
Mr Underhill says young people are most at risk of being involved in a serious accident.
Road Safety Week, which started on Monday, is organised by charity Brake and is the UK’s biggest event of its kind.