Accidents involving HGVs
Being involved in a road traffic accident or collision of any kind can be particularly scary, but this is even more true when you are involved in an accident with a Heavy Goods Vehicle, or HGV.
Due to their very size accidents involving HGVs tend to be quite serious, with the people involved being injured in a way they might not have been under any other circumstances.
If you have been injured as a result of an accident with a HGV which was not your fault then you might be entitled to make a no win no fee* Wareham claim against the person who was responsible.
Types of no win no fee* Wareham HGV claims
There are many scenarios in which you might find yourself wanting to make a no win no fee* Wareham claim after an accident involving a HGV.
For example, you might be the passenger in a vehicle behind a HGV. The driver of the vehicle you are travelling in could be tailgating the HGV in front. If the HGV is forced to brake suddenly there is a good chance that the driver of the vehicle which you are travelling in would not be able to stop in time, and therefore could collide with the back end of the HGV. This could result in serious injuries to both yourself, and the driver. In such an instance you might want to find out if you could make a no win no fee* Wareham claim as it would be clear that the accident could not have been your fault. There is no reason why you should suffer your injuries in silence – especially as, with severe injuries, there is always the possibility that you will have to take unpaid time off from work whilst you recover.
HGV drivers often have to work long hours and travel long distances. However, there are strict laws imposed on precisely how long they can drive for without taking breaks, and how many hours they can work in a row. If you are involved in an accident with a HGC and it transpires that the accident was caused as a result of the driver’s fatigue, it is possible that you could make a no win no fee* Wareham claim against the driver themselves, or their employer. This would be due to the fact that the laws and policies had not been upheld, which directly put you, and of course other road users, in the line of danger.
No matter what the situation for your accident, Accident Advice Helpline will do all they can to ensure that your no win no fee* Wareham claim is a success. You deserve to be awarded compensation for any personal injury you have suffered as a result of the actions of another person, and we will also help you get justice and closure for the inconvenience you have been caused.
Date Published: 15th February 2014
Author: David Brown