The Injuries Board.ie has confirmed there were 280 awards made to Kildare motor accident victims in 2012. The average award for Kildare applicants was €20,778.00 being a total of €5,817,919.00 awarded to Kildare people in 2012 for injuries received in motor accidents.
The Board made compensation awards in 7,622 individual cases which is an increase from the previous year. Motor liability awards account for 75% of all personal injury awards now being made by the Injuries Board.ie.
Speaking about the latest Kildare figures, Liam Moloney, Personal Injury Solicitor in Naas said today “these figures show that Kildare is the 6th highest County in respect of compensation claims to the Injuries Board for injuries sustained in motor accidents. It also shows that over 45% of accidents involve people between the age of 25 and 44”.
Mr Moloney continued “regretfully the figures also show that there were 11 fatal motor accidents involving Kildare people in 2012. It is more important than ever for road users to take all precautions necessary and to drive safely particularly in bad weather”
Key statistics from the Injuries Board analysis of motor liability awards in 2012 are as follows-
● Over 51% of awards were for accidents involving female claimants, while men accounted for 49%.
● The average award for a motor accident was €20,631.00 with the average award for women slightly higher at €21,103.00 while men received an average award of €20,133.00.
● Road users over the age of 55 proved the safest on Irish roads with only 4% of awards made for road accidents in respect of over 65’s and 7.5% of awards in respect of the 55-64 age group. The 25-34 age group accounted for over 1 in 4 awards while 35-44 year olds represented a further 1 in 5.
● Friday is the most dangerous day on Irish awards in terms of award volumes while Sunday was the least dangerous. May was the safest month while November saw the highest level of awards for road accidents.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury, please contact Liam Moloney Solicitor today. We can be contacted at 045-898000 or simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.