On 21 October, 2014, an out-of-control truck rolled onto its side at the intersection of Pittwater and Warringah roads in Dee Why, crashing over the median strip and colliding with eight cars, ultimately coming to rest on top of a vehicle with the occupants injured and trapped inside.
In all, six people had to be freed from their vehicles by the Fire Department and five were rushed to hospital, one by helicopter.
While in this situation it is evident which vehicle caused the accident, this is not always the case. There is often great difficulty involved in identifying the vehicle at fault, particularly in circumstances where numerous vehicles are involved and vehicle occupants are, due to their injuries, not in a position to remain at the accident scene. Ultimately, it is often the case that injured people need to instruct lawyers who are able to conduct the requisite searches and obtain, pursuant to the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009, police reports, thus allowing an injured person to seek compensation from the relevant insurer.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is vital you correctly identify the vehicle that caused the accident. It is not always the case that the vehicle that hit you is at fault.
At Beilby Poulden Costello, our specialist motor vehicle accident lawyers can help you correctly identify the vehicle at fault and ensure you receive the maximum compensation required to recover. Contact us on 02 8280 6900 to speak to one of our senior lawyers about your case.
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