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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

    Truck accident lawsuit


    Road traffic accidents involving heavy trucks can cause devastating personal injuries, leading to a need for long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation.

    If you have been involved in an accident involving a large truck, you must consider starting a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ truck accident lawsuit through the experienced personal injury solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline. In doing so, you will be able to recover financial compensation and experience a sense of justice.

    Start your truck accident lawsuit through Accident Advice Helpline

    All truck accident claims, whether made through Accident Advice Helpline or another law firm, must follow a Pre-Action Protocol, a legal process that ensures your solicitor makes an effort to agree on a settlement before he takes your claim through the courts.

    Under the rules of the Pre-Action Protocol, your solicitor must send a Letter of Claim to the person who caused your truck accident. This letter will provide the careless driver with a brief summary of your allegations, and will confirm that you intend to claim compensation for your accident. The careless driver will then have 21 days in which to acknowledge the Letter of Claim, and three months thereafter to investigate your allegations.

    Following looking into your claim, the driver will then have two options: he/she can either admit or deny liability for your accident. If the driver admits to causing your accident, your solicitor will value and settle your compensation claim. However, if he/she denies your claim, your solicitor will have to take your case through the courts.

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    In order to secure compensation for your injury, you will need to let a medical expert assess the state of your health and comment on the relevance of any pre-accident medical conditions. The resulting medical report will confirm the type(s) of injuries you have suffered, helping your solicitor to value your settlement and begin negotiations with the careless driver.

    In some cases, your solicitor may find it difficult to agree on a fair settlement with the guilty party. In this instance, you will need to start court proceedings to conclude your case. If your truck accident lawsuit goes to court, your legal team will present your case to a judge. Once the judge has heard all the evidence, he/she will rule on your eligibility to compensation. If the judge finds the careless driver to blame for your accident, they will assess the value of your claim and order the careless driver to pay you the compensation you deserve.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: 10th July 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.