Road accidents in the Greater Geelong area are low compared to the Melbourne metropolitan area but the area experienced a disturbing increase in road fatalities in 2016-2017 (see image below).
Your personal injury lawyers in the Greater Geelong area
The principal lawyer and proprietor of u-Law, Jonathan King, grew up in Geelong and has intimate knowledge of the area.
He is now the founder and principal lawyer of u-Law, a legal firm that specialises in compensation claims for road accidents and personal injuries.
u-Law innovative practices have revolutionised the practice of injury law. Our lawyers all share a passionate belief in seeking justice for injured car accident victims, guiding them through the injury claims process. Our innovative practices serve you in ways you will never find in traditional law practices.
Mobility. We employ a mobile staff of legal representatives. At u-Law, we recognise that injured people should rest and recuperate in their homes. We come to your home for an obligation-free consultation.
Technology. With our modern communications platform, we offer free voice and video conference facilities you can access from the comfort of your home. You also get free online access to legal documents, diaries, action items and progress reports. As our client, you can access this information on a personal computer or mobile phone. You can keep up-to-date from the comfort of your home.
No-fee service, This is our most revolutionary innovation. Unlike traditional law practice, we recover our cost solely from your Insurance Company or the TAC. So do other law firms but, in all successful personal injury claims, they add substantial fees which can be as high as $30,000 in direct costs to you. With u-Law, this money stays in your pocket.
Road accidents statistics for Greater Geelong
The following statistics for Greater Geelong compares similar statistics for Victoria, Melbourne City and other regional centres.
Road accident fatalities in Victoria
The Victorian Transport Accident Commission reports the following traffic accident rates in its March 2017 “Towards Zero” quarterly report. The figures represent the 12 month period up to 31 March 2017.
- 272 lives lost in 261 fatal crashes in Victoria.
- 116 fatalities in Melbourne.
- 156 fatalities in rural Victoria.
- 12 fatalities in the Greater Geelong area.
- 7 fatalities in the Greater Dandenong area.
- 1 fatality in the Frankston area of Victoria.
Of the 272 fatalities in Victoria, there were 151 drivers, 40 motorcyclists, 36 passengers, 40 pedestrians, and 6 cyclists.
A similar report titled Vicroads Crash Statistics reports 232 road fatalities in Victoria in 2016, and a reduction to 195 Y.T.D. October 2017.
Serious injury rates in Victoria
The following number of road accident injuries required hospitalisation for a period longer than 14 days during the 12 month period up to 30 September, 2016. The figures shown reflect the number of injury claims during this period.
- 1,002 in Victoria.
- 644 in Melbourne.
- 17 in the Greater Geelong area.
- 303 in rural Victoria.
- 27 in the Greater Dandenong area.
- 15 in the Frankston area.
Statistics compiled by the Federal Dept of Infrastructure and Regional Development place these figures in a wider context.
- Australian road fatalities ranked the 14th lowest out of 32 nations.
- During the years 2006 – 2015, Australian road fatalities declined by 35.3%.
Road accidents in Greater Geelong
The City of Greater Geelong Council has published the following injury statistics for Greater Geelong. The statistics cover a one-year period between 1 July – 30 June.
The Council has also identified the roads where most accidents happen – the “trauma roads”. The crashes listed happened in the 12 month period 21 June 2016 – 21 June 2017. Several more accident prone road are listed but the principal one include the following:
- Princes Highway between Geelong and Corio – 10 crashes
- Barwon Heads Road between Belmont and Connewarra – 9 crashes
- Bellarine Highway between Newcomb and Marcus Hill – 6 crashes
- Geelong Ringroad: Lovely Banks – Waurn Ponds – 4 crashes
- Moorabool Street: Geelong – South Geelong – 4 crashes
With constant expansion and growth in the Geelong and Surf Coast areas, accidents in these “hotspots” may grow in number as population in the area expands.
Demographic data for Greater Greater Geelong
The Greater Dandenong City Council has compiled the following demographic and road transport data.
- Greater Geelong had a population of 238,603 people in 2016.
- 37,988 people were born overseas.
- Transport to work preferences: Car 64.9%, Train 3.5%, Bus 1.5%.
- Employment sources: advanced manufacturing, defence, research, health, tourism, and agriculture.
Road Safety Campaigns
Victoria State Government has implemented its Road Safety Strategy with an objective of reduce road fatalities and serious car accident injuries by more than 30%.
u-Law services the Greater Geelong area with free consultations, a mobile workforce, and expert representation for personal injury and road accident compensation claims.
Contact us today on 0416 415 117.