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16 November 2021 | Comment | Article by Cari Sowden-Taylor

Our Road Safety Heroes – Road Safety Week 2021

In light of the theme for this week’s Road Safety Week: Road Safety Heroes, Hugh James are reflecting on the people we feel to be road safety heroes.

Our road safety heroes are the various charities we support that work hard to provide support to those injured in road traffic accidents and to raise awareness.

Road safety charities supported by Hugh James: Brake, the road safety charity; Headway; RoadPeace; Spinal Injuries association; Limbless association; Wales Air Ambulance Charity; Child brain injury trust; The Silverlining brain injury charity

Our road safety heroes include:

Brake is the road safety charity which founded Road Safety Week in 1997 as an annual event to raise awareness about road safety and to promote steps that everyone can take to stop needless deaths and injuries year-round. Brake does important work supporting those seriously injured in road traffic collisions and the families of those involved in fatal crashes. The charity campaigns for safer streets through raising awareness and fundraising events.

Headway, the brain injury association provides specialised services for individuals who have suffered brain injuries and their families. We see many individuals who have sadly sustained brain injuries following a road traffic accident and the support from Headway goes a long way to improving their recovery, rehabilitation and quality of life after their injury.

The Spinal Injuries Association works to provide support and improve quality of life for individuals who have suffered spinal cord injuries. Many of the clients we help that have sadly suffered spinal cord injuries were involved in road traffic collisions and we have seen the difference that comprehensive support can have on their recovery and quality of life.

RoadPeace is a national charity campaigning to reform the justice system with the aim of improving services for victims of road traffic collisions. RoadPeace also provides support for bereaved families and places strong emphasis on road danger reduction.

The Limbless Association supports individuals experiencing loss of limbs with the aim of empowering them to lead independent and fulfilled lives.

The Child Brain Injury Trust provides specialised services for children and young people with acquired brain injuries. The aim is to support families and to assist children and young people to reach their full potential.

The Welsh Air Ambulance Charity is the only air ambulance service dedicated to Wales. It is funded by public support and ensures immediate medical attention is available for individuals in Wales

The Silverlining Brain Injury Charity supports individuals with brain injuries to engage with their community and build strong social networks which can be essential for some in improving their personal development and quality of life.

NHS heroes – of course! Pictured in the centre of our Road Safety Heroes image is Andrew Harding, Cari Sowden-Taylor and Ciaran McCabe, Partners of the Hugh James Neurolaw Department, taking some of our NHS heroes from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board out for a meal to thank them for all of their efforts during the pandemic.

At Hugh James we work hard to provide support to all of our clients, many of whom have been sadly involved in road traffic accidents. Through our clients we have seen how life-changing the support provided by charities can be. We are also passionate about supporting the charities raising awareness of road safety.

We look forward to continuing to support our road safety heroes in the future and thank them for all the care and support they provide to individuals and families after road traffic collisions.

More information about Road Safety Week can be found on the Brake website: Road Safety Week | Brake.

Blog written by Anu Manda | Solicitor, Neurolaw Team

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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