Accident with a Truck (Uninsured)
Last edited 22/06/2019 - 11:10 by 1 other user
I live in QLD and I had an accident in NSW region last year. The weather was terrible, it was hailing and raining at the same time. I was in a car and was hit by a truck. My car was written off and there were very little damages to the truck. I was uninsured at the time of the accident (my blunder).
Insurance company of the truck slapped me with a bill of nearly $42000 accusing me fully at fault. They forwarded the case to the lawyer. I offered them $10000 for their damages to pay them in instalments. They refused my offer. They want to take me to court. It can be seen from the video footage that the truck driver was not speeding according to the weather conditions. I have uploaded the dashcam footage that they given me as an evidence of my fault.
I want to know if I am at fault? If yes, to what extent? What are my chances if the matter goes to court.
Truck driver was definitely over speeding as per the weather conditions. Any comments on that?
Tried to calculate his speed by the dashcam footage.
He crossed 25 white lines in 10 seconds. Each white line is 10 feet itself and the distance between the lanes are 30 feet, in total 40 feet.
25 x 40 = 1000 feet
1000 feet = .308 meters in 10 seconds
.308 meters x 6 = 1.848
1.848 x 60 = 110 KMPH
Max speed for these kind of trucks in NSW is 100 KMPH