Road traffic accidents have the potential to cause someone serious harm, but even more so when the crash involves a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) or a lorry. Larger vehicles have blind spots which means that other drivers should exercise caution when driving alongside them or behind these vehicles.
Cyclists and motorcyclists should avoid driving up beside an HGV and should also avoid trying to overtake as this could cause a serious road traffic accident. If there are lorries on the road, you should try to remember that the driver may not be completely aware of your presence because of their blind spots.
The drivers of lorries and vans should also exercise caution when on roads and motorways. Drivers of lorries are often carrying heavy loads which means that a crash could result in serious injuries or even a fatality on the road. The risk of this occurring increases at higher speeds on the motorway.
If you have been involved in a head-on crash with a lorry, you may have sustained serious injuries and may also be suffering from trauma. You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries where there is evidence that the other road user was at fault.
Road traffic collisions
If you have been involved in a head-on crash with a lorry and have sustained injuries, you could be entitled to compensation. The other driver may have been tired at the wheel, distracted or they may have made a reckless decision which put you at risk.
If they were speeding and you were involved in the collision as a result, you could make a personal injury compensation claim. Our team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your case.
How we can help you with your case
If you have been the victim of a dangerous driver and have suffered injuries in a collision, you could make a claim for compensation with the help of our team at Accident Advice Helpline.
We specialise in personal injury claims and have been in business helping people with similar cases for 14 years. It is easy to get in touch with us; just fill out our online form and we will get back to you. However, if you are looking for some advice today, contact us free on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen