Can you imagine what it would be like to be involved in an accident with another vehicle? When you consider this possibility you probably imagine being hit by a car or being in a car when it is struck by another vehicle. The last thing you would imagine is experiencing the fright of something coming off a vehicle and hitting your car while you were driving.
While incidents such as this are rare, thousands of occurrences like it happened in 2013 alone. Securing the load of any vehicle is exceptionally important for safety reasons. Dangerously-loaded vehicles can cause serious accidents if something should come loose. Furthermore if they are dangerously-loaded in terms of having an unevenly-distributed load, it could cause the vehicle to topple over. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisers have heard of cases where this has happened.
How many dangerously-loaded vehicles are on the roads today?
It is very difficult to calculate how many vehicles of this type could be out on the roads as you read this. Certainly, some vehicles that do not have a properly-distributed load or one that is safely tied down may get away with it. However there are many that do not, potentially putting the lives of others at risk in doing so.
If an accident is caused by a vehicle with a dangerous load, a court case could ensue as a result. In addition, if someone has been injured as a direct result of negligence on the part of the driver with the dangerous load, they could have a good case to sue for compensation for their injuries.
How do you know if a load is unstable?
It is not always easy to tell whether a particular vehicle has a dangerous load on board. Sometimes it may look completely safe before it comes loose and ends up all over the road. As you can imagine it must be rather frightening to be driving along one moment and be faced with a lorry shedding its load in front of you the next.
In some instances like this injuries can be sustained by innocent drivers trying to avoid the shed load. If you are among those drivers, make sure you make a call to Accident Advice Helpline today. We can provide you with expert no-obligation advice that could eventually put you on the path to speaking with a professional injury compensation lawyer, so call 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen