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Our lorry accident solicitors deal exclusively in road traffic litigation and settle HGV compensation claims using the risk free no win no fee* scheme.

Compensation Awards

The value of an HGV or lorry accident compensation claim depends on the severity of the injury, the length of time taken to recover and whether or not there are any residual long term symptoms. For all compensation claims it is important that injuries are documented by health care professionals and if you are injured you should ensure that you attend your doctor or a hospital as soon as the symptoms become obvious. The record of your injury will be used in assessing the value of your claim.

Lorry Accident Solicitors

Our lorry accident solicitors operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For advice at no cost from a specialist solicitor on HGV and lorry accident compensation claims just use the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices and a solicitor who is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts will speak to you on the telephone with no further obligation.

HGV & Lorry Accident Facts & Figures

Although occupants of commercial goods vehicles and HGVs account for only 8% of collisions on trunk roads, accidents involving these vehicles account for 26% of all trunk road casualties. On motorways heavy goods vehicles are 10% more likely to be involved in an accident per kilometre of travel than other vehicles. Every year almost 20,000 people are injured in lorry accidents. Statistics show that heavy goods vehicles are involved in twice as many fatal accidents as cars. The main problem arises as a result of the distance taken for an HGV to stop in an emergency. Most new lorries now come with an intelligent anti-lock brake system (ABS) as standard which has helped to cut the accident rate and now means HGVs are much better equipped to stop in an emergency.

Gathering Information & Preservation of Evidence

If you have been injured in an HGV accident or a lorry accident there are a number of things that you can do to increase the chance of proving liability against the other driver to ensure that you receive compensation. After an HGV accident you should gather and write down as much information and evidence as possible including :-

  • the other vehicles make, year, model and registration number
  • the other driver's name, address, telephone number and insurance company
  • the name, address, telephone number and insurance company of the other vehicles owner
  • the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any passengers in the other car
  • if someone who saw the accident, take down their registration number
  • draw a location plan and mark the positions of the vehicles before, during and after the accident
  • the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses to the accident
  • the name and collar number of the police officer who comes to the accident scene
  • take notes on weather and road conditions
  • record the exact time, date and place the accident happened
  • take photographs of the scene and of the other drivers and occupants
  • take photographs of the damage to property, vehicles and any personal injuries



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here