AVR was created in April 1992, as an initiative of some victims of traffic accidents, along with a small group of experts. All volunteers, their aim was to assist and support traffic accident victims and their families through the difficulties following such an event.
Supported by the Ministry of the Family since 1995, AVR has been specially backed by the Ministry since January 2000.
The steady increase of traffic on our roads is resulting in a growing number of traffic accidents. This is a real public health problem, given the number of victims involved and the often severe consequences for the victims and their loved ones. Beyond its sheer physical consequences, the psychological aftermath of an accident can be devastating to a family.
AVR’s aims are to assist in:
- supporting victims and their families by providing moral, legal and psychological aid after a car crash and guiding them in their dealings with government, employers, the criminal and civil justice systems and insurers
- providing adequate rehabilitation and reintegration into their family and work lives
- improving the quality of life of victims and their families
- addressing the problems posed by traffic accidents to victims, their families and the community
- collaborating on efforts to reduce traffic accidents.
National Association of Traffic Victims
354, rue de Neudorf
Tel: +352 26 43 21 21
fax: +352 26 43 22 43
From left to right, 1st row:
Nico Welter bereaved father, vice-president
Jeannot Mersch, bereaved father, president
Dr. Françoise Paquet, rehabilitation center
Romaine Hendel-Thorn, treasurer
Marcel Becker ( standing ) bereaved father;
Armand JAMINET, retired police-man
Josette Muller-Poos, bereaved mother
Cillie Hoffmann, berieved wife
Peter Vlaming, injured victim, secretary
Paul Hendel, injured, founding member
Charles Bruck, rescue services
Louis Kinzinger, insurance counceling