Accidents involving lorries cause many serious injuries and fatalities on our roads every year. For those innocent victims caught up in such an accident, it can be particularly frightening due to the sheer size and weight of the lorry. Injuries suffered are not only physical, as the emotional trauma of truck accidents takes a heavy toll.
If you are thinking of claiming compensation for injuries suffered in a truck accident, you will need a specialist solicitor with experience of dealing with these types of cases. This is because proving liability is more complex in accidents such as these, as the fault could lie with a number of people or organisations:
- The driver of the truck
- The owner of the truck
- The truck’s manufacturer – if tyres, brakes, or other parts have had an influence on the accident
- The shipper of the truck’s load – they may not have loaded the truck safely
- The company that has leased the truck from the owner
With so many possible complexities, claims for compensation following truck accidents are far from simple.
How we can help
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we are proud to be one of the top advice and compensation providers in the UK. We offer customer service that is second to none and it begins with expert legal advice delivered by our hand-picked advisors.
They can verify whether you have a legitimate claim for compensation following your accident and give you a rough estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive. This helps people to decide if taking legal action is going to be worthwhile.
Specialist truck accidents solicitors
Due to the complexity of this type of compensation claim, having access to a solicitor who has experience in this area is a huge benefit. Lorry accident claims are rarely straightforward, but if you have a specialist solicitor to deal with your claim, you stand the best chance of a successful outcome.
Whether the fault lies with an individual, a small company, or a large corporation, it takes time to process compensation claims for truck accidents, as the different parties sometimes argue amongst themselves about who is to take responsibility. The fact that truck accidents claims are often lengthier than normal should not put you off however, as all our legal partners work on a basis of no win no fee. This takes away any financial risk for the claimant as there is nothing to pay to start a claim.
Getting compensation for your injuries is such a positive step, as it allows you to pay for any specialist medical treatments or equipment that could speed you recovery. To find out more, call our 24-hour helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 and get back on the road to recovery.
Date Published: 10th February 2013
Author: David Brown