Once we have become aware that you have been bereaved by a road collision or otherwise affected by a serious collision involving life-changing injury our aim is to introduce ourselves, by letter or leaflet, followed by a personal contact to see if the service would be useful to you.
We cannot change what has happened but we can:-
- Access information for you
- Help prepare you for the inquest, returning to work, or family occasions, etc.
- Attend court hearings with you
- Clarify situations concerning investigation, inquests, time delays, compensation, etc.
- Be the representative of the community saying we are shocked that this has happened to you and we acknowledge the need for support in these tragic circumstances.
- Regular contact
- Free and confidential service
- Home or office based visits
- Short or long-term support
- Time to think and try to make sense of what has happened
- Information about other professional and voluntary support networks
- Volunteers are selected, trained and supported by professional staff.
Why use the Road Victims Trust?
- That this is a difficult and confusing time
- That there is so much information, yet it's hard to take it all in
- The devastation caused
- That many practical tasks have to be carried out
- That arranging a funeral is difficult, costly and untimely
- That dealing with police and Coroner's officers can be confusing
- That the disbelief, the pain and the horror can be unbearable