A road accident involving an LGV (large goods vehicle) or an HGV (heavy goods vehicle) is essentially not much different from any other type of road accident, in that there often are personal injuries sustained and damaged vehicles or property to deal with.
However, there are some differences in which an HGV accident differs from, say, a car or motorcycle accident. Because of the sheer size and weight of these vehicles, in the event of an accident, the amount of damage caused to other vehicles is usually much greater. The extent of injuries sustained by drivers of (or passengers in) any smaller vehicles is also significantly more severe. If you’ve had an accident on the road in Wealden, read on.
Make compensation claims after an accident on the road in Wealden
We can help you with a compensation claim after being involved in an accident on the road in Wealden.
Whether you were driving a lorry and you got injured because another motorist did something wrong, or you were driving another vehicle and got injured because of a lorry driver’s actions, we can take on your case and will strive to obtain you the maximum possible compensation for any injuries sustained.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our accident compensation claims services are tailored to effectively and efficiently handle your case. We fight on your behalf to make sure you recover all out of pocket expenses and any lost wages, and we do this for you on a no win no fee basis.
What causes LGV and HGV accidents?
In Wealden and generally in the UK, LGV and HGV road accidents share common causes with other types of road accidents. Some of these shared causes include drivers’ inattentiveness or intoxication.
There are some factors, however, that affect LGVs and HGVs more than other types of vehicles. These factors include:
- Vehicle height. A lorry’s tall height poses the risk of the lorry hitting the underside of a bridge and as a result, cars behind the lorry might crash into its rear end.
- Poorly secured cargo. Poorly stacked and secured loads could potentially come loose and fall on vehicles behind the lorry. LGV and HGV drivers should always confirm that their cargo is properly stacked and secured before starting their journey. Cars behind LGVs and HGVs should also maintain a safe distance.
- Strong wind. Due to a lorry’s tall and flat sides, it is more susceptible to the effects of strong gusts of winds than smaller vehicles. While driving in particularly windy weather, LGV and HGV drivers should take the necessary precautions and drive slower.
You can rely on Accident Advice Helpline
Whether you were the driver or a passenger, if you’ve been involved in an HGV accident, you can rely on Accident Advice Helpline to handle your accident compensation claims.
Call our offices today. Simply dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get started with your claim.