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Road traffic accidents involving heavy goods vehicles and lorries

Road accident injuries caused by lorries and HGV's

Any road accident is traumatic for those involved, particularly if someone is injured. If the accident involves a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) or lorry, with lengths of up to 16.5 metres for an articulated vehicle, and 18.75 metres for rigid vehicles towing a trailer, the size and weight means that an impact with an HGV is much more forceful than other vehicles.

Accidents involving HGV's and more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, are statistically more likely to result in serious injury or even fatal injury. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident involving a lorry or HGV, and it was not your fault, you may be able to claim road accident compensation. Please call us on 0800 783 9019 to see if you have a valid compensation claim.

Cyclist receives cycle accident compensation for injuries

Our client suffered injuries to various areas of his body when he was involved in a road traffic accident on his way to work. The driver of a delivery lorry failed to pay due care when overtaking our client and a friend, knocking them off their bicycles and causing injury.

Our specialist road accident compensation lawyers represented this client in bringing a claim for cycle accident compensation. After detailed and strong negotiations, we were able to secure several thousand pounds in road accident compensation for his injuries.
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Please select one of the links below to read more about accidents involving lorries and HGV's, and to see whether Clear Answers can help you make a claim for road accident compensation.

Injuries in road traffic accidents involving HGV's

In the UK, less than 6% of the road mileage is done by HGV's, but over 18% of all road fatalities involve HGV's. In recent years the number of fatalities has declined and whilst this is in line with the overall reduction in road accident casualties it has been attributed to fewer HGV's on the roads due to the recession, rather than other factors.

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Causes of lorry accidents or HGV accidents

Road accidents can be caused by either of the parties involved. However HGV's are more often involved in certain types of road accidents.

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Making a claim for road accident compensation

Have you or a member of your family suffered as a result of a road accident? For more information about our service or for advice about whether we can assist you with a compensation claim contact us today on 0800 783 9019. Or complete one of our online compensation claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

Please visit our section on information and advice for more details on making a personal injury compensation claim, or our gathering information and evidence section for details on what to do if you are involved in an accident.

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