With the UK’s roads today becoming more congested by growing numbers of commuters and freight drivers, there has been an increase in road traffic accidents involving Lorry/HGVs.
According to the ‘Campaign for better transport organisation’, one in five accidents on the road and 52% of fatal accidents involve an HGV. This is a worrying statistic, especially when you consider that Lorry’s only account for 10% of the traffic in the first place.
Types of Lorry Accidents
There are many types and causes of Lorry accidents, but the most common include:
- Lorry failing to indicate when moving lanes
- Bad weather conditions
- Car pulling out on a lorry
- Injury through not displaying warning triangle when vehicle has broken down on a hard shoulder of a motorway
- Lorry driver driving in zone not suitable for tall , wide or heavy vehicles
- Manoeuvring to the right of a Lorry when it’s turning right
- Driver using a mobile phone or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- High winds
- Cargo on Lorry not loaded correctly
- Mechanical fault
What are the impacts of these injuries
Any accident involving a lorry or an HGV can be very serious and can result in severe injury and, in some cases, long term disability or death. What ever the severity of the injury we know that it can affect all aspects of your daily life and routine.
The consequences of a serious road traffic accident involving a lorry or an HGV are not just physical but they can also have a severe psychological affect and challenge a victim’s mental state.
In some cases those that have been involved in a road traffic accident can suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or depression and this instance will require extensive treatment and support, in order to help them recover.
How can it affect your everyday life
Suffering a serious injury can affect the day-to-day tasks you would normally carry out. This can be simple things like taking your children to school or cleaning the house. Suffering a severe injury in a an accident involving a lorry or HGV can make these simple activities become impossible and can place further emotional strain on the victim as they look to come to terms with their new limitations.
A road traffic accident can also affect the relationship you have with your family members and friends who surround you. Studies have shown that being involved in a road traffic accident can cause tension and arguments between family members and often is the cause for families to separate.
Another thing to take into account is the affect that being involved in a road traffic accident will have on your career, as you will be forced to take an extended period of time off work. In some cases, depending on the seriousness of the injury suffered, you may even be forced to take early retirement and in either case, the loss of earning incurred can put you under immediate financial strain, especially if the victim is the main or sole provider for the household.
How we can support your recovery
Here at Sincere Law we have over 20 years experience of personal injury and serious injury claims and have helped thousands of people who were victims of serious injury, get the compensation they deserve.
We pride ourselves on getting the best treatment possible for our clients, and thanks to our standing within the profession we are able to give our clients access to the best specialist care from around the UK, including physiotherapists, doctors and surgeons.
Our specialist serous injury solicitors understand that in some cases the victim may never make a full recovery and as a result of their accident will suffer long term disability for the rest of there lives and we promise to be there for them to ensure that they will always receive the help and support that they need.
It is our belief that nobody should suffer as the result of an accident that wasn’t there fault and in the instance that they have we want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Here at Sincere Law we can manage the whole claim process for you, from arranging medical appointments or referring you to our specialists, to negotiating with third party insurers to establish liability, leaving you and your loved ones to focus on what is more important and that, to us, is your recovery.
We understand that the prospect of making a claim for compensation can be quite a daunting one for an accident and their loved ones, but here at Sincere Law we will guide you through the whole process and keep you informed about the progress of your claim.
How to make a claim
So if you or a loved one was injured by a road traffic accident involving a lorry, then please get in touch. We can offer you free, no obligation advice on whether you have a claim and advise you on the best course of action and all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.
It is free to call us on 0800 092 2896 or, alternatively, you can request a call back by filling in the form on the top right hand side of this page.
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