Truck drivers are very skillful, they have to be to be able to drive these huge vehicles and to get them into the narrow passageways and round tight bends as they often have to. Sometimes they do not see something that is behind them, and they can cause an accident that was not the fault of the victim. Then they could have Horsham truck accident claims made against them.
An accident can happen at any time
There was recently a situation where an HGV was on one of the motorways. The driver noticed that a car in front of he was going from side to side and appeared to have slowed down a bit. The HGV driver got very close to the vehicle, which was a four x four, and could see that the driver did not look right.
He proceeded to push the car, and with his hazards on to slow everyone else down behind him, got the car over three lanes and onto the hard shoulder.
In this instance, it turned out that the car driver had lapsed into a diabetic coma, but the awareness and forethought of the HGV driver, without a doubt, saved the car from causing an accident and possibly severe injuries for innocent victims.
Accidents involving trucks
Of course, there are times when trucks are involved in accidents on our motorways, but they are more likely to be part of one on the more minor roads. Their sheer size can make it very difficult for drivers to get the round blind bends or down narrow streets and it is these situation that they are more likely to cause an accident.
British drivers of trucks are strictly regulated as to speeds and the number of hours they can drive for, but there are foreign drivers of these huge vehicles on our roads who are not used to the strictness of UK roads, and do not always obey the rules.
Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your Horsham truck accident claims
It does not matter who caused the accident, if it was not your fault and you were injured severely enough to need medical attention, then Accident Advice Helpline can help with your compensation claim.
We have been assisting blameless victims for over 15 years and have helped many thousands of them get the compensation they deserved after being injured in an accident that was not their fault – now we can help you with your quest for compensation.
Just call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and speak with our friendly advisers who will help you decide is making a claim if the right thing for you to do.
Date Published: 30th November 2014