HGVs and Lorries are the backbone of industry in Britain, carrying numerous and bountiful loads of goods and food across the country. This explains their presence on seemingly every road we travel on. Due to the sheer number of them on our roads, it is inevitable that some of them will be involved in accidents. There are up to 35,000 accidents every year that involve HGVs or Lorries. That figure accounts for 10% of all road traffic accidents and unsurprisingly 25% of road accident fatalities occur in incidents involving HGVs. The sheer weight and size of Lorries means that any accident involving them is dangerous. If you have been involved in an accident whether you were in the HGV or another vehicle then you may be able to make aHGV accident compensation claim.
Why not contact us and learn how we can help you claim compensation for your HGV accident injuries.
The responsibility for HGVs and Lorries lies squarely with the company/employer who is running the vehicle. It is their responsibility to ensure the driver’s and other road users safety while the vehicle is on the road. This includes running proper safety checks on the vehicle and ensuring the driver only works the maximum legally set number of hours. If you have been hit by a HGV that wasn’t your fault then you may be able to make a lorry accident compensation claim off of the HGV Company’s insurance. This compensation will recompense you for any injuries and hardship you may have faced as a result of the accident. If you were driving the HGV at the time of the accident then you may be able to make a work accident compensation claim against your employer.
Below is a list of information that is helpful to have when making a HGV accident compensation claim:
- The other vehicle drivers name, address and telephone number
- The other vehicles registration plate number
- Any witnesses name and address
- The time, date and place of the accident
- Photographs of the accident scene
- Photographs of any injuries
If you have been injured in an accident that involved an HGV or Lorry then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with compensation for their injuries. HGV Companies and authorities have insurance in place to ensure compensation to people injured in HGV accidents. At Ashley Ainsworth we operate on a strict no win no fee basis ensuring that victims cam make a lorry accident compensation claim without the worry of financial risk.
Road traffic accident solicitor
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with a HGV accident compensation claim. We can provide you with a top UK road traffic accident solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.
Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about your HGV accident.
Read some examples of successful road traffic accident compensation claims at Ashley Ainsworth here.