Caravanning is not as popular as it once was. The fact that the rise of budget airlines has meant that most people can scrape together enough money to have a break in some European destination or other has meant that the draw of driving around Britain with a caravan attached to the back of your car seems a little less appealing. Nevertheless, some people do still like to head off to picturesque parts of the country to indulge in a spot of caravanning.
As even the most enthusiastic of caravanners are unlikely to take their pride and joy out on the road more than a couple of times a year, they will probably not be very used to driving their car with it hooked up to the back bumper.
This may not present too much of a problem on open country roads, but might be an issue in towns. This can mean that a person towing a caravan could put other people at risk of being injured in a road accident in South Wales if they fail to take into account the appendage added to the back of their vehicle.
If you are ever unfortunate enough to come off worse in an accident involving a caravan owner, you may well be able to take personal injury action against him if you can prove that you were injured as a result of his negligent, irresponsible or reckless behaviour.
Caravans and a road accident in South Wales
Imagine that you were out for a ride on your bicycle, with the thought of being caught up in a road accident in South Wales very far from your mind. You stop at a set of traffic lights at junction and wait for them to turn green. Whilst you’re doing so, a car with a caravan attached to the back of it draws up alongside you. When the lights turn green, you are thrown to the ground after the caravan slams into you. The caravan owner had made absolutely no allowances for the fact that he was towing his mobile home and consequently did you very nasty injury indeed.
As the driver in question should have accounted for the fact that he was towing a caravan behind him with a view to avoiding a road accident in South Wales, you may well have a case for a compensation pay-out.
Talk to the pros
If you’ve been injured in a road accident in South Wales after an encounter with a driver towing a caravan, you need to call the Accident Advice Helpline to find out if it can furnish you with a decent 100% no win no fee solicitor. So why not give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and see how much your compensation claim could be worth.
Date Published: 16th March 2014
Author: David Brown