HGV and Lorry Accident Claims
If you have been involved in a non-fault accident involving a HGV or Lorry then call our 24 Hour Accident Support Line on 0844 854 5090
Our legal team have a wealth of experience in lorry accident claims and can tell you immediately if you have a claim for compensation.
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) and Lorries are a big part of UK industry so it’s not unexpected to see a many accidents involving these vehicles.
It is therefore the responsibility of the company or employer of the vehicle to ensure that the driver and other road users’ safety are being withheld. This can include, ensuring that the driver only works the legal amount of hours and that the vehicle is safe to be driven.
Accidents involving HGVs and Lorries can often be extremely dangerous considering the sheer size and weight of the vehicles.
Whatever the extent of your injuries, we always advise you seek medical attention straight away following the accident.
If you would like to speak to an advisor about making a claim then call our Specialist Advice Centre on 0808 168 5385.
The main causes of HGV and Lorry accidents include tailgating, failure to take care when driving, fatigue/illness, alcohol/drugs, mobile phones, conditions of the vehicle, high winds, bridge strikes, and badly loaded vehicles.
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Tailgating is when one vehicle is travelling too close behind another vehicle, meaning that if the vehicle in front brakes for any reason, the vehicle behind has no control over slamming into the rear of the front vehicle at full speed. This can have horrific outcomes for the passengers in the vehicle at the rear, as well as damaging both vehicles, and injuring passengers in the other vehicle.
Not looking at the vehicles surrounding you when attempting to maneuver your vehicle into a different lane, for example, can cause accidents on the road with devastating effects.
Fatigue and tiredness has caused many accidents on the road, sometimes even due to the driver falling asleep at the wheel. It is simple common sense to know not to drive under lack of sleep, as it is dangerous for you and others on the road. In similarity to this, driving under certain illnesses can cause accidents, too, especially illnesses that can make you feel weak and drowsy, such as the flu.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not just against the law, but is extremely dangerous for you and other drivers. Even with the amount of warnings and awareness is publicized about driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, there are still a shocking amount of road accidents caused by this, and it is in fact one of the most common causes of road traffic accidents.
Use of mobile phones on the road is also a dangerous, but common cause of road traffic accidents, as your attention is shifted from the road to the device in front of you.
All vehicles must be to a certain standard to ensure that they are suitable to be driven on public roads. Not meeting these requirements can be dangerous and cause road accidents, which could potentially injure people, and in the most severe cases, could even cause death.
High winds are particularly dangerous when driving vehicles like lorries, as their height is an easy target for the wind to blow over. High winds can cause vehicles such as lorries to capsize, creating a high risk for any other vehicles surrounding.