Are you making Winchester personal injury claims after being hit by a lorry or van?
Although lorry and van related collisions are often reported in the media, most lorry and van drivera are highly trained. As additional tests must be taken in order to drive these types of vehicles, most drivers are highly experienced and highly skilled.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t exempt them from being involved in accidents or collisions. When this type of vehicle is involved in a serious collision the results can be catastrophic due to the size and weight of the vehicle.
If, for example, you’re travelling on the motorway and the vehicle in front of you suddenly stops, if you’re driving a car you may be able to perform an emergency stop and brake before you hit the vehicle in front of you. However, if you were driving a lorry or a large van, you would require more time to bring the vehicle to a safe stop so you may be more likely to collide with the vehicle. If you attempted to bring the vehicle to a stop too quickly, you could risk the lorry ‘jack-knifing’ which could result in a multiple vehicle road traffic accident.
If you have been hurt in a collision with a lorry or large vehicle and the incident wasn’t your fault, it’s likely that you will be able to make Winchester personal injury claims against the driver. In addition to making a compensation claim for the damage done to your vehicle, you could also make Winchester personal injury claims so that you receive compensation for the injuries you’ve sustained too.
By making Winchester personal injury claims, you could not only obtain compensation for yourself but you could also raise awareness and help similar collisions taking place. There are already a number of people calling for lorries and vans to be fitted with extra mirrors or rear view cameras. This could help drivers to see other vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians and could potentially cut down on the number of injuries which are caused. With more people making successful Winchester personal injury claims, drivers may be more inclined to fit these additional safety measures.
Of course, in order to make your claim you will need help from a personal injury law firm. If you’re looking for a firm who can provide the help you require on a cost-effective basis, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
We’re always happy to assist claimants making Winchester personal injury claims and we even provide free, no obligation advice so you’ll be able to find out everything you need to know about the claims process without having to pay legal fees at all!
Why miss out on your chance to obtain compensation for your injuries? Contact Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more or to make your Winchester personal injury claims today.
Date Published: 24th September 2014