Lawyers Concerned Over Spate Of Road Crashes In Scotland

Serious Injury Expert Urges Drivers To Take Care

04.01.2013

Serious injury lawyers who specialise in helping those hurt in road traffic collisions have revealed their concerns following a spate of crashes in Scotland across the Christmas period.

A number of crashes have been reported in media north of the border, with those involved either being killed or suffering serious injuries as a result of the road accidents.

Among those reported include five people being taken to hospital following a car crash on the A82 between Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, as well as a pensioner being killed in a separate incident on the A941 Elgin-Rothes Road.

Another incident saw three men killed and another three injured in a road traffic collision in Edinburgh on Christmas Eve.

Irwin Mitchell acts for families who have lost loved ones in fatal road crashes, as well as represents victims left with serious injuries as a result of such incidents, helping them to gain answers over the ordeals they have endured.

Elaine Russell, a Partner and specialist in serious injury at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said: “To see so many major collisions emerge over the festive period in Scotland is a massive concern and we hope police have been able to work to fully investigate the circumstances of each accident.

“Taking care on the roads is important all year round, but particularly vital in the winter months when weather and driving conditions can become more dangerous.

“We hope that every effort can be made to learn lessons from each of these incidents, with a view to ensuring that such information can be used to improve safety for both road users and pedestrians.”