Brits come to queen's aid
30th March 2011
Research commissioned by personal injury advisory service National Accident Helpline has revealed that the Queen tops the list of famous faces we are most likely to help in an accident. Nearly 60 per cent of the nation claimed that they would rush to Her Majesty's aid, more than any other well-known public figure.
The research looked at how people react when they witness an accident - do they rush over to offer a helping hand or simply walk away, is their reaction based on the type of victim or injury? Whilst many people claim to be good Samaritans, the results revealed that over a third of Brits would not go out of their way to help anyone, leaving victims to fend for themselves regardless of their injury.
The findings also revealed who the nation is more likely to offer aid to, as well as those we are least likely to help.
With two Royal weddings this year, the results revealed a Royal flush. The Queen is joined at the top of the list by soon-to-be Royal, Kate Middleton (53.1%) and Prince William (53%) respectively, all ranked ahead of other national treasures such as Cheryl Cole and David Beckham.
Katie Price was placed bottom of the list with only 39 per cent of Brits saying that they would come to her aid.
Sam Porteous, CEO of National Accident Helpline, comments: "Knowing which famous faces the public would or wouldn't help is interesting, but the research highlighted serious points about attitudes and behaviour towards helpfulness. It is important to realise that accidents don't discriminate. We should remember how essential it is to offer assistance to someone, no matter who they are. Sadly, as a nation we seem to have forgotten that showing we care can make all the difference to people in distress."
National Accident Helpline is the leading marketing group for solicitors specialising in personal injury and is responsible for the recent campaign championing consumers' rights to justice through the website www.underdog.co.uk.
Read the 'What happened to help thy neighbour?' research in full here.
*The research was carried out by Opinion Matters Market Research for National Accident Helpline, 14th-25th February, from a sample size of 1,558 UK adults
The list is ranked in order of familiar faces that Brits are most likely to help in the event of an accident:
1. The Queen
2. Kate Middleton
3. Prince William
4. Cheryl Cole
5. David Beckham
6. Keira Knightley
7. Colin Firth
8. Ant & Dec
9. Tess Daly
10. Davina McCall
11. Liz Hurley
12. Michael McIntyre
13. Christine Bleakley
14. Peter Andre
15. Jeremy Clarkson
16. Simon Cowell
17. Adrian Chiles
18. David Cameron
19. Ed Milliband
20. Piers Morgan
21. Nick Clegg
22. Kerry Katona
23. Wayne Rooney
24. Alex Reid
25. Katie Price
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Matthew Rosser, National Accident Helpline
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About National Accident Helpline
National Accident Helpline is the leading marketing and legal services company for solicitors who specialise in Personal Injury law and represents more than 100 legal practices across the UK. If a consumer has had an accident which was someone else's fault then we will put them in touch with a member firm, so they can seek redress for the injury they have suffered.
Through our national solicitor network, we champion consumer rights for people who have had accidents, helping those with genuine personal injury claims to seek redress and gain access to justice to help aid their recovery.
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