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My name is***** have just been involved in an accident.

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Hi. My name is***** have just been involved in an accident. A car has run into my tractor as I was loading a digger onto a low loader. I was facing oncoming traffic at the time as the circumstances was the safest option. The car run into the front of me with no attempt to brake or swerve.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Traffic Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this for you.
What question is it you want answered?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I really just wanted to know where I stand with facing oncoming traffic when loading and also the time of day as it was about 17.15 when it happened and I didn't have any lights on! I also suspect the driver was using the phone at the time!
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 1 year ago.
Are yo concerned about driving offences or financial liability?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am concerned about both really! Would it make a huge difference if I can prove the driver was using the phone while driving? Even in the pitch dark it is possible to see a good few hundred feet with headlights alone! The driver was definitely distracted with something!
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 1 year ago.
It is hard to tell from what you have told me but in general if you are stopped on the road in a dangerous way the accident might be your fault but also if a vehicle is static on the road it is down to the moving driver to avoid it.
If you could see his vehicle a good few hundred feet away then he was presumably in a straight and should have been able to see and avoid your van.
It sounds like this was probably not your fault.
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