HGVs in the UK range from a gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes to 44 tonnes.
According to the Department of Transport’s 2017 statistics, 500,000 HGVs are registered in the UK and their drivers work an average of 48 hours a week. Their vehicles are equipped with modern safety equipment, however, accidents can still happen.*
Our leading HGV accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured by a HGV contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee HGV accident claims solicitors
Most of our HGV accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
HGV accident explained
Because of the blind spot of a HGV, cyclists and pedestrians are probably the most vulnerable to be involved in an accident. However, it can also be an overtaking manoeuvre on a motorway, which puts you in the blind spot of a HGV. Whether it was in a car, on a bike or as a pedestrian, if you have been involved in an accident with a HGV, you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor.
Most common causes and types of HGV accidents
If your accident happened due to the HGV driver’s negligence, we will claim for compensation from their company. However, there are all kinds of scenarios that can cause a HGV accident:
- When the HGV hit a pothole or a patch of ice and the local council can be held responsible
- When spillages create slippery road conditions that can catch HGVs out and lead to accidents
- When you have to make a sudden stop and the HGV is too close behind you, causing a pileup
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Whiplash injury claim
- Broken arm claims
- Broken leg claims
- Cuts and laceration claims
- Torn and strained muscles
- Back and spinal injuries
For more information about the different types of injuries, have a look at this article.
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured in an HGV accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
If you drive an HGV for work and have been involved in an accident, you can read more about professional driver accidents at work here.
A HGV knocked me off my bike, causing an injury to my arm. The vehicle didn’t stop and I only caught the company name from the side of the vehicle. Can I claim for compensation?
If you remember the company name or have a witness, that is perfect. But even if you can’t remember the company name, we can help you with difficult cases such as a hit and run accident.
How much compensation can I claim?
Obviously, the level of compensation you can claim depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If your accident was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online road traffic accident claims calculator.