If you have been injured in a truck accident, either as a motorist, passenger or pedestrian, you may feel confused about your legal rights. Truck accident claims in themselves can often be complicated, so before you choose to embark on a claim, you should speak to the legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline. We will be able to assess your case, determine whether you have a right to make a claim, and help you to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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You will only be able to claim compensation if someone else was to blame for the truck accident that led to your injury. For example, if the driver of the truck failed to drive with due care and attention. In some cases, you may have been partially responsible for your accident. This is known as contributory negligence. If contributory negligence applies to your case, the truck driver’s insurance company will reduce your compensation settlement accordingly.
Protect your legal rights, let our truck accident lawyers fight your claim
As a general rule, you will have three years from the date of your accident in which to either settle your claim or start court proceedings in relation to your claim. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you were under the age of 18 at the time of your accident, you have three years to pursue your claim, starting from the date of your 18th birthday.
In order to maximise your chances of securing compensation, you should seek the advice of our experienced truck accident lawyers at the earliest opportunity.
Recoup all your losses, claim the compensation you deserve
If you win a compensation settlement, your truck accident lawyers will divide your compensation into two awards: general damages, for your pain and suffering, and special damages, for your past, present and future financial losses.
When assessing the value of your claim, your truck accident lawyers will look at the Judicial Studies Board guidelines and consider the settlements provided to people who have sustained injuries similar to your own. If you have suffered multiple injuries, you will not be compensated for these individually. Instead, you will receive an award that takes into account the overall pain and suffering you have experienced.
To find out more about the claims process, please call our helpline on 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and let our trained claims advisers provide you with the information you require. Our initial advice is free, and there is no obligation to start a claim.
Date Published: 10th July 2014
Author: Jan Newell