Whether on a side road or a busy motorway, you’ve probably had at least one moment when you’ve taken a look at a lorry or tractor in front of you that was carrying a heavy load and thought that the stuff being transporting didn’t look quite as well secured as it perhaps could be.
You might be tempted to overtake the vehicle in question under these circumstances, or at least hang far enough back to make sure you’d have enough time to react if something were to fall off the back of the truck or tractor in question.
Although you’re legally required to leave enough space between your car and the vehicle in front of you to allow you to stop in the event of an emergency, you are not legally required to leave yourself enough breathing space to allow for things falling of the back of whatever’s in front of you.
If you did not take action to remove yourself from threats such as these and were to be injured in a road traffic accident that came about as a result of something falling into the road from the vehicle in front of you, you might be able to take action against the vehicle’s owner with the aid of a top 100% no win no fee solicitors in Lingfield.
Items falling from vehicles and solicitors in Lingfield
Picture the scene; it’s a delightful Sunday afternoon. The sun is shining, and you and your partner have just polished off a pretty decent lunch at a country pub. Personal injury solicitors in Lingfield could hardly be further from your mind. You decide to take a drive down the lanes that run back to your home as opposed to the motorway route.
It will take longer, but you fancy drinking in the scenery on your way back. After a couple of miles, you come up behind a large tractor transporting bales of hay. The road is too narrow for you to pass, so you resign yourself to having to crawl along at a snail’s pace for at least a little while. After a few minutes, the tractor driver pulls into a layby to allow you past. “Fair play,” you think to yourself.
As you pass, a large hay bale that had been dislodged by the tractor pulling in falls into your path. You swerve to avoid it, and wind up crashing into a ditch in the process, sustaining some rather nasty injuries as you do so.
If this, or any other similar situation, were to happen to you, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the above numbers to find out if the company might be able to furnish you with solicitors in Lingfield.
Date Published: 13th April 2014
Author: David Brown