Tractors are a common sight in the countryside, especially in areas near farms. They are used regularly on farms but sometimes they will need to travel from the farm to adjacent fields or perhaps slightly further afield, depending on the work that needs to be done.
If you have been up close to a tractor you will know they are rather on the large side. The driver is positioned much higher than the average car driver, and the tyres on the vehicle are significantly bigger as well, especially at the rear. Needless to say you would not want to be involved in an accident with one of these vehicles at any time.
Have you been hurt in an accident of this kind?
No one would want to be in a collision with a tractor. The driver has a duty of care to make sure they only drive onto the road when it is safe to do so, just as any other driver would. If a tractor driver pulls out onto the road when a car is heading their way, or a motorbike or any other road user, they could potentially cause an accident to happen.
In cases such as these, serious injuries can potentially occur to the other people involved in the accident. The size of the tractor means it could cause significant damage to the vehicles involved – and to the people travelling inside them. While accidents like these are quite rare, it is easy to see how they can be severe if they should ever happen.
Could you claim tractor collision compensation?
The stress of any accident can be quite significant. A serious accident involving a tractor could be quite difficult to come to terms with, especially if you have suffered significant injuries as a result.
That’s why we would suggest you give Accident Advice Helpline a call. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and when you call you can find out whether a no win, no fee* claim might be possible with the help of one of our lawyers. Tractor collision compensation could be assessed according to the seriousness of your injuries and how long you may be affected by them for. Make sure you find out for certain today whether you could make a claim, so you can get a claims process underway within three years of the accident taking place.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Farming accident claims