If you drive regularly on the highways and byways of the UK, it will be more than likely that you’ll have encountered heavy goods vehicles carrying loads that look less than securely held in place. If you’ve ever travelled behind one of these, you might have felt that whatever the lorry in question was carrying looked as though it might break loose and crash through your windscreen at any moment.
You may have experienced something similar with farm vehicles that you’ve encountered on country roads, perhaps a tractor pulling a trailer full of hay bales. If you were to actually suffer any type of road accident in South Gloucestershire as a result of a vehicle in front of you shedding its load, there will be a possibility that you might be able to sue the driver or the company he works for compensation if you were to suffer any type of personal injury as a consequence.
Shed loads and road accident in South Gloucestershire
Imagine that you’d just pulled onto a motorway at the beginning of long journey. Perhaps you’re heading off to a business meeting, or maybe you’re off on holiday with your family. Wherever you’re going, you’re careful to drive in a fashion that will minimise your chances of becoming involved in a road accident in South Gloucestershire that was not your fault.
Unfortunately though, no matter how careful you are, there will be little you’ll be able to do if the negligent behaviour of a third party puts you in harm’s way. You draw close to a large heavy goods vehicle and decide not to pass it immediately. You’re fairly close to its rear, but by no means too near. Suddenly, and without any warning whatsoever, the back doors of the lorry trailer swing open and large number of boxes fly out.
One goes right through your window, causing you nasty facial injuries. Fortunately, you were able to take evasive action to make sure that the accident did not have more serious consequences, but you require hospital treatment and have to take a long time of from work to recuperate.
Could you be in line for a pay-out?
If you are unfortunate enough to be caught up in a road accident in South Gloucestershire such as this, you may be able to seek a compensation pay-out. As the owner of the vehicle that caused the road accident in South Gloucestershire would have had a responsibility to make sure that its load was properly secure. A decent personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline might be able to win you a pay-out if negligence could be proved. So give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown