Driv­ers urged to be more care­ful

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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.

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