Road Traffic Accident Helpful Links
If you’ve been in a traffic accident, it can leave you wondering where to go for help. We’ve collected a list of organisations and helpful links you can look through to find information and support. As well as general links, we’ve covered websites and organisations that deal specifically with certain types of road traffic accidents including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, cycling accidents and accidents involving children.
General links for road traffic accidents
These links can be useful if you or someone you know has been affected by a road traffic accident, helping you deal with the aftermath and to access the help and support you need:
- Child Bereavement: https://www.childbereavementuk.org/
- This charity provides support and information for families with grieving children, or when a baby or child of any age has died or is dying. They also provide training courses covering topics like grief disorders and bereavement.
- Cruse Bereavement Care: https://www.cruse.org.uk/
- This charity offers support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies. It can be useful to gain information and advice if someone you know has died.
Helpful links for road traffic accidents involving children
These organisations provide useful information if your child has been involved in a road traffic accident:
- Child Accident Prevention Trust: https://www.capt.org.uk/
- This charity works to reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents. They offer free advice to parents and carers as well as guide you to support professionals who work with children and families.
- Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice: https://www.noahsarkhospice.org.uk/
- This hospice provides clinical, emotional and practical support to families of seriously ill children to make the most of the time they have together. A dedicated support worker can help you arrange fun and rewarding experiences and access specialist carers.
- ACE Education Advice and Training: http://www.ace-ed.org.uk/
- Established following the closure of the Advisory Centre for Education, this is a helpful resource for parents and carers, with the same ethos: providing easy-to-understand information about the education system in England.
- American Stroke Association: https://www.stroke.org/en
- Providing information about strokes, this Dallas-based organisation provides news and medical insight – including what to do in an emergency – and organises educational events.
- Office of the Public Guardian: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/office-of-the-public-guardian
- Learn about some of the legal issues you may need to think about if your child has been in a road traffic accident. This government website covers aspects like power of attorney, deputyship and managing a person’s finances and property.
- Bibic: https://bibic.org.uk/
- This charity aims to maximise the potential of children and young people who have issues with their social, communication, sensory and motor abilities. They offer developmental therapists to help your child, as well as wider support for parents.
- Court of Protection: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals/court-of-protection
- Find out more about the Court of Protection via this government website, including the rules and regulations regarding power of attorney and deputies, and statutory wills.
- Official Solicitor and Public Trustee: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/official-solicitor-and-public-trustee
- This government Office is dedicated to helping people who are vulnerable because they’re young or they lack mental capacity. They provide resources and guidelines to help vulnerable people access the services offered by the justice system.
- SCOPE: https://www.scope.org.uk/
- As well as campaigning for a fairer society, this disability equality charity provides practical information and emotional support on topics including work and careers with a disability, child disability, disability equipment and home adaptations.
Helpful links for cycling accidents
The links below can be helpful if you’ve been in a cycling accident, whether you were on the bicycle or were hit by one:
- London Courier Emergency Fund: https://lcef.wordpress.com/
- This fund provides financial help and support to bicycle couriers who have suffered an injury while at work. This is particularly useful for couriers who are self-employed sub-contractors and therefore won’t be earning while they’re injured. They also provide help for people who were injured in a motorcycle accident.
- Winston’s Wish: https://www.winstonswish.org/
- This charity offers support to children and young people if someone they love has died, whether that’s a parent or a sibling. It provides face-to-face support, a free helpful and an online chat service for informal therapeutic advice.
Helpful links for motorcycle accidents
You may be interested in the links below if you were in a motorcycle accident, whether you were riding the motorcycle or were hit by one:
- MAG: http://www.mag-uk.org/
- The Motorcycle Action Group is a riders’ rights organisation that aims to protect and defend motorcyclists through activities that help raise awareness, including parties, rallies, competitions, touring and travel.
- Bike Safe: https://bikesafe.co.uk/
- This national police-run initiative aims to encourage motorcyclists to take accredited post-test training through workshops, briefings and assessments.
- The Bike Experience: https://www.tbe2011.com/
- The Bike Experience charity advises and teaches disabled people how to ride a motorcycle. They help with all aspects of riding a motorcycle, from bike maintenance and fuel to providing a closed road to practice safely.
- WAY – Widowed and Young: https://www.widowedandyoung.org.uk/
- This national charity caters to people who were aged 50 or under when their partner died. They offer a peer-to-peer support network with local social groups, regular meetups and a secure members-only website for online support.
Helpful links for car accidents
If you’ve been in a car accident, follow the links below to find support organisations that are relevant to you, as well as wider organisations that work to make roads safer for drivers and pedestrians alike:
- Road Peace: http://www.roadpeace.org/
- This charity works to prevent crashes due to dangerous driving, unfit vehicles and unsafe road environments. They also encourage acts of remembrance for people who have died due to a road traffic accident, and campaign for a reform to the justice system when it comes to road safety.
- Brake: http://www.brake.org.uk/
- This road safety charity provides a helpline for people who have been in a road traffic accident. Their work includes teaching road safety, fundraising, providing support for victims and training professionals who drive for work.
- SCARD: http://www.scard.org.uk/
- Support and Care After Road Death and Injury offers year-round emotional and practical support for people who have lost a loved one due to a road traffic accident. They offer one-to-one counselling, legal assistance and general help on any worries or concerns you may have.
- Campaign Against Drink Driving http://www.cadd.org.uk/
- This charity aims to educate and raise awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They collate statistics on deaths or injuries due to drink driving and work with SCARD to provide emotional support.