Following a lorry accident either as the lorry driver or as the third party injured because of the lorry driver you could make a claim for personal injury compensation if the accident has occurred in the last three years.
The impact caused by an HGV in a collision whether it was the fault of the HGV driver or the fault of a third party driver is much more forceful 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 life threatening or even fatal than injuries sustained in a road traffic collision between cars.
Bearing this in mind compensation awards are often much higher for victims of road traffic accidents involving HGV’s. General damages is the first part of the award and is based on the type 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 and long lasting your injuries 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 had to endure for example not being able to pick up your young dependants in order to care for them effectively.
Special expenses is the second element of your compensation award. If you have been injured by an HGV the injuries you have sustained may 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 additional award for any losses you have incurred financially because of your HGV accident.
The lorry accident experts from Michael Lewin Solicitors are happy to assess your personal injury claim over the phone and answer any questions you may have about making a claim for compensation.
After being forced off the road and into a ditch Mr J suffered some very painful injuries all because of a negligent third party driver. Mr J was proceeding correctly when the vehicle started pulling into Mr J’s lane; Mr J had no choice but to drive into the ditch it was either that or get crushed. Because the third party’s actions caused the accident they had to pay Mr J £2285.00 in personal injury compensation.
To start making a personal injury claim for lorry accident compensation call Michael Lewin Solicitors on: 0844 844 8180.