Much has been written about the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 which came into force on 6 April 2008, including the potentially catastrophic financial penalties which may be imposed upon an operator if it is found liable under the new legislation.
Not surprisingly, the best time for an operator to act is long before they are involved in a fatal accident. For many larger HGV operators it may be a question of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ one of their vehicles becomes involved in a serious accident (fatal or not).
Managing the immediate aftermath of a fatal accident, including obtaining urgent advice upon what needs to be done can make all the difference between successfully protecting the driver and operator from prosecution and the awful consequences of prosecution, potential conviction and call up to Public Inquiry.
If you are involved in an accident, call us now on 01279 818280 or click here.