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Brake - road safety charity

Brake – the road safety charity exists for a simple reason - because every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world, is killed in a road crash. The charity campaigns strongly on issues which would help reduce the misery of road deaths and injuries.

Brake the road safety charity


Corporate sponsor of Brake and support Brake helpline

Digby Brown Solicitors is a corporate sponsor of Brake, in Scotland, as well as sponsoring the Brake helpline number which is for anyone who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers, whether the crash happened recently or a long time ago. 

The Brake helpline has four key goals:

  1. Emotional support
  2. Information and advocacy
  3. Legal advice and counselling
  4. Support groups

For more information on any of these issues visit the brake website.

The Brake helpline can be reached by calling 0808 8000 401 or by emailing helpline@brake.org.uk

Digby Brown’s role in the Brake helpline

Digby Brown’s role in the helpline is to bring to bear our legal expertise on whether a claim for compensation can be made.

However, our years of experience does allow us some insight beyond just the financial loss incurred and also help, if required, address a whole host of issues which either a serious injury of loss or a loved one will inevitably present.

This experience is not gained overnight, the Partners in Digby Brown collectively have had to deal with numerous tragic cases as a result of road traffic accidents which takes place on our Scottish roads.

Helping Brake campaign

Partly as a result of our first hand experience of these types of road incidents and their consequences, Digby Brown actively helps to campaign on a number of issues in which Brake is involved.

Fraser Simpson, Partner at Digby Brown is the Scottish spokesperson for Brake and regularly comments on their behalf.

Campaigns which we are currently supporting include addressing the issue of young drivers driving at night, insurance of under 25s and more comprehensive support for the victims of serious or fatal crashes.


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