If you drive an HGV lorry and you have been involved in an accident on the roads through no fault of your own Michael Lewin Solicitors can help you make a personal injury claim. The personal injury team from Michael Lewin Solicitors were able to secure Mr I a very pleasing four figure sum in compensation after he was involved in a UK road traffic accident.
The impact caused by the HGV in a collision whether it was the fault of the HGV driver or the fault of a third party driver is bound to be much stronger due to the sheer weight and size of the HGV vehicle. The injuries sustained in an accident involving an HGV are usually a lot more serious or even fatal than injuries sustained in a road traffic collision between cars.
After an HGV lorry accident whether you were the lorry driver or hit by the lorry you should seek medical assistance immediately as there is a good chance you have sustained an injury on impact.
Bearing this in mind compensation awards are often much higher for victims of road traffic accidents involving HGV’s as the personal injury award is made up of two elements:
General damages: this is the first part of the award and tis is based on the nature and extent of the injuries you sustained either as an HGV driver in an accident or the driver of a car hit by an HGV. Your award amount will be based on the pain and suffering you had to endure as a result of the injuries caused by a third party. The more severe your injuries and the greater your suffering over a longer period of time the higher your award amount will be. Also included as part of your general damages award is the compensation for any loss of amenity you have suffered for example not being able to pick up your young dependants in order to care for them effectively.
Special expenses: this is the second element of your compensation award. Chances are if you have been injured by an HGV the injuries you have sustained will take a long time to heal and this may render you unable to work for a period of time. If this is the case we will pursue an addition award for any losses you have incurred financially as a result of this.
To start your claim for an injury sustained in an HGV lorry accident call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 844 8180.