Do you need to make York motorbike injury claims after being injured by a car towing another vehicle?
If a vehicle isn’t roadworthy but it needs to be transported to another area, the only way to do it is to tow it. If it can be loaded on to a vehicle carrier or attached to another vehicle, it can legally be towed from one place to another, providing it’s been affixed properly.
If you use a tow truck company to do this for you, it’s likely to be much safer than if you do it yourself. Vehicle carriers ensure that the vehicle is securely fixed and that it won’t cause an accident whilst being transported. In addition to this, you will be covered by their insurance should anything happen to your vehicle whilst it’s in their possession.
However, if you attempt to tow the vehicle yourself, there is a possibility that you could be involved in, or cause, a road traffic accident. Even though only one person will be driving, you will need another driver to sit in the vehicle being towed so that they can brake when necessary. If you fail to do this, the vehicle will simply crash into the back of the moving vehicle once it comes to a stop. Similarly, when going around corners, you will need to go at a very slow speed to ensure that the vehicle being towed doesn’t verge on to the other side of the carriageway.
If you’re not an experienced driver, or if you’ve never towed a vehicle before, it may be advisable to allow a professional do the job, rather than attempting it yourself.
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to be involved in a collision with a driver who is towing another vehicle, you may want to ensure that they are held accountable for their conduct. Although you will still need to show that they were responsible for the incident, it’s likely that you will be able to go ahead and make York motorbike injury claims against them for any harm that you’ve suffered.
In addition to this, you could also make a compensation claim against them for any damage which has been done to your vehicle.
If the incident occurred relatively recently, making York personal injury claims and obtaining compensation may be fairly simple. However, you could still make York motorbike injury claims even if your injuries occurred a while ago. As long as you make your York personal injury claims within three years of the incident, there’s a good chance that we will still be able to help you to obtain compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
To find out more about making York motorbike injury claims today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014