Statistics relating to van accidents are incorporated in the general “car” category of the Road Safety Authority annual report, so there is no evidence to determine whether they are more or less frequent than accidents involving smaller vehicles.
There is reason to believe that because a van is so much bigger than an average vehicle, and used for the conveyance of goods and machinery, that van accidents in general will lead to a higher volume of more serious injuries. Therefore, if you have been involved in a van accident, it is essential that you receive a medical examination. Even when you believe that there is nothing wrong with you, it is safer to visit a doctor´s surgery or hospital just to get a check-up. Injuries such as whiplash may not manifest themselves immediately and could be more severe in a heavy or goods-laden van.
It is in the nature of some van drivers or their passengers not to wear a seatbelt. Especially when involved in a rapid succession of deliveries, van accidents can reveal partial negligence on behalf of the victim. It is essential that you wear a seatbelt at all times – no matter how inconvenient – as not only will the lack of a restraint in a van accident possibly endanger your life, it can also affect your entitlement to a full amount of van accident compensation.
Compensation Claims for Van Accidents
Compensation for van accidents is awarded on the extent of the injury, with no consideration made for the size of the vehicle. However, as van accidents will involve workmen more often than not, it is vital that you also consider the effect that a van accident will have on your immediate and long term earning potential. Furthermore, if the van is one of the tools required by your job, it is essential that adequate compensation is awarded after van accidents to ensure you have all the tools you need to return to work once you have recovered from your injuries. These are just some of the reasons that victims of van accidents should seek professional advice when considering compensation for van accidents.
In order to clear some of these grey areas up and advise victims of van accidents exactly what they are entitled to claim in compensation, we offer a free advice telephone service.
This service is intended to act as a source of information for victims of all road traffic accidents, and enables people to speak directly with a solicitor to explain their personal circumstances and receive independent accurate and helpful advice.
There are no catches to using this service and no pressure put on you to proceed with a claim for compensation. Call us now on 1800 989 995 or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
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- 100% The most up-to-the-minute accurate advice
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- 100% Professional one-to-one counsel
- 100% Helpful recommendations and suggestions
What You Can Expect?
You call to us is direct to an experienced road traffic accident solicitor. The solicitor will ask you to tell them what happened in your van accident, how you were injured and what treatment you received.
We will assess whether there is a claim which is worth your while to proceed with and, if an insurance company has been in touch with an offer of settlement, advise you whether this represents a fair amount.
You are welcome to ask as many questions as you feel appropriate and if there is something you do not understand, please ask us to explain it again. As mentioned above, you are under no obligation to proceed with any of the options advised by our solicitor, but if you choose to do so, you will be guided by us throughout the whole procedure.
Please let us know how we can help you. Our FreePhone free advice service is available from 8.00am to 10.00pm and if it is not convenient to call us right away, please complete the box at the top of the page with your details and one of our team will get back in touch at a more suitable moment.
If you would like to find out more about the options available to you in respect of a compensation claim for a van accident, please do not hesitate to call our free advice line right away on 1800 989 995
If this is not a convenient time, complete the call-back form below and one of our team will ring you when it is more suitable.