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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming compensation for a collision with a lorry

    Large vehicles and heavy goods vehicles are known to have blind spots which is why road safety is particularly important for those driving these vehicles. It is also important for cyclists and other drivers to remember that the drivers of these vehicles may not be able to see them from certain angles therefore keeping a safe distance is advisable.

    An accident with an HGV could cause very serious injuries to vulnerable road users like cyclists therefore it is a legal requirement to make sure you are as visible as possible on the road. Make use of bright clothing or high visibility clothing to ensure that other drivers and HGV drivers can see you and steer clear.

    In addition, road safety laws specify that cyclists should have white lights fitted to the front of their bicycle and red lights at the back to ensure that other drivers can see you in the dark. If you find yourself getting too close to a large vehicle, it is advised that you keep a safe distance to avoid a collision.

    Although many heavy goods vehicle drivers are well trained and follow their road safety training, there may be some drivers who are careless on the roads. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a collision with a lorry, you may wish to speak with an expert first.

    Keep safe on the roads

    Large vehicle collisions make up a large percentage of all road accidents, despite the fact they only make up a small percentage of overall traffic. If you are cycling or driving and come into close proximity to a large vehicle, the best thing to do is to get out of the way.

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    Do not cycle or drive up alongside a large vehicle as the driver will not be able to see you. If you have stayed safe on the road but are involved in an accident, you may be thinking of claiming compensation for a collision with a lorry. Contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.

    How we can assist you

    Accident Advice Helpline is a reputable law firm which specialises in personal injury compensation claims.

    If you have been injured while on the road and someone else was at fault, you are entitled to make a compensation claim for your pain and suffering.

    Give our expert team a call to discuss your case and we will be able to offer you no-obligation advice before you decide whether to pursue your case with us.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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