If you have been involved in anHGV crash either as the driver of the HGV or as the driver of a car hit by an HGV you could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident was not your fault.
It is not surprising that accidents involving Lorries and HGV’s account for 25% of the fatalities that happen on roads in the UK every year. When you think about itthat figure is not surprising because of the sheer weight and size of a lorry or HGV compared to a car is vast and the impact that will be caused when an HGV hits a car at speed is massive.
You may be able to make a claim for compensation if you have been involved in a road traffic accident in which an HGV played a part in some way. You can claim for personal injuries whether you were an HGV driver injured because another road user caused you to become involved in a collision or if you were a vehicle operator that was hit by an HGV.
In an HGV crash the chances of sustaining a serious of even fatal injury are very high. If you have been injured in an HGV crash you may not have been able to work for a long period of time; any loss of wages you have suffered can be claimed back with the help of Michael Lewin Solicitors.
If you are a small vehicle driver and you want to avoid an accident with an HGV on the road you should take great care when travelling on roads that are frequently used by Lorries because the drivers of such vehicles cannot always see you if you are behind them or approaching alongside them.
Roughly 7000 accidents occur on roads in the UK involving Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s). This figure has accounted for over 260 of the fatal accidents that happened on the road in one year. Recently in 2010 the number of fatal accidents that happened in an accident with a lorry were made up of 28 HGV drivers 74 car drivers 18 cyclists and 55 pedestrians. This information shows that car drivers are much more at risk of suffering a fatal injury than an HGV driver in an HGV-auto collision.
A very pleasing £4400.00 was awarded to Mr M after his collision on the roads. He was left seriously injured following a road traffic accident and the personal injury lawyers from Michael Lewin Solicitors were only too happy to help Mr M seek justice for his injuries.
If you want to start claiming after an HGV crash call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 844 8180.