Advice on truck accident claims in West Berkshire
Do you need help regarding truck accident claims in West Berkshire? Being involved in a road traffic accident is a very traumatic experience, but imagine how it must feel to see an HGV hurtling towards you at speed, or its back half swinging round a corner where you are on your cycle and you can’t get out of its way. Because of their huge size, it is no wonder that when we handle truck accident claims in West Berkshire involving HGV’s, the injuries tend to be of a very serious nature.
Last year, the Campaign for Better Transport reported that:
- More than half the fatal accidents on motorways involve HGV’s, although they only account for 10% of the traffic
- HGV’s are involved in 1 in 5 fatal accidents on A roads, a ratio that has got worse over the last 5 years
- An HGV is five times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident on a minor road than other traffic
These statistics do not make pretty reading, particularly as they relate to a period when overall the numbers of road traffic accidents decreased slightly on our roads.
The causes of HGV accidents
HGV’s have many of the same problems and have the same accidents as other road users. Yet because they are so large the consequences of them can be much worse. There are additional risks with them as well, like uneven loads, high winds, the condition of the vehicle. They can all play a part in road traffic accidents involving HGV’s.
The drivers of these monsters of the roads go through a lot a training to be able to get behind the wheel of them and generally are highly skilled drivers. The accidents they are in are not always the fault of the HGV driver. Sometimes it is the HGV drivers actually making truck accident claims in West Berkshire.
Making truck accident claims in West Berkshire with our help
Have you been injured in an HGV accident, whether you were the HGV driver or the driver of another type of vehicle? If the accident was not your own fault, you may you be able to make truck injury claims in West Berkshire for compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have made numerous of these type of claim among the many, many thousands of successful claims we have dealt with for more than fifteen years.
Our reputation for giving the highest quality service is second to none, because we care about our claimants, and always put their needs first.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today
You can call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone to find out more, to have a chat with an adviser and find answers to any questions you may have about making a claim. Or you can complete our 30-second test which will let you know if you qualify for compensation, and if you do, gives you an estimate of how much this could be.
Date Published: 7th August 2014