Road safety should be a priority for all drivers but employers should also have a policy in place if they operate vehicles as part of their business. Drivers who operate working vehicles should be trained to do so, particularly if they are heavy goods vehicles.
A good health and safety policy surrounding a fleet should ensure that businesses cut the cost of potential accidents and also prevent future accidents from occurring. There are plenty of things that employers can do to improve their operations.
Sending all drivers on a road safety training course is a great way to ensure that the risks of an accident are reduced. This can also improve hazard perception among drivers.
There could also be regular risk assessments to identify the areas where drivers could be at risk of an accident or harming another road user. Accidents and near-misses should be reported to employers and businesses can monitor this to ensure that similar incidents can be prevented in future.
Heavy goods vehicles can be extremely hazardous to other motorists therefore drivers should be focused and aware at all times. If you have been injured by a large vehicle you could claim compensation for a deadly road accident.
When accidents can be deadly
Speeding is a common cause of deadly road accidents and can result in a death that could easily be prevented. Heavy goods vehicle crashes can also cause a fatality on the road due to their size and the poor visibility they have due to blind spots.
In fact, any road accident can be deadly which means that practising road safety is essential. You may wish to claim compensation for a deadly road accident if a loved one was involved or if you were close to death after an accident.
Why make a claim?
You are entitled to compensation if you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one in an accident that was someone else’s fault.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that no amount of money can replace a life, but we also understand that you may be under some financial strain due to the incident.
You can discuss your claim with us by calling our free helpline. We issue no-obligation advice so you are free to decide whether to pursue your claim thereafter.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: December 12, 2014