A commercial vehicle accident, such as one that involves a white van or repair vehicle, can be as devastating as they are shocking, and may warrant a compensation claim with an experienced personal injury solicitor. If you have suffered due to goods falling out of a vehicle, crashing into your vehicle, blocking a road or causing you to swerve and crash in avoidance, you can also consider making a commercial vehicle accident claim.
It is a quick and easy process to start a ‘no win no fee’ claim for road traffic accident compensation with us.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation claims advisors free of charge today on 01204 521133 or on live chat to explain your situation. Alternatively, you can fill in one of our claim forms or use our Compensation Calculator, and we will call you.
When Can I Make A Commercial Vehicle Accident Compensation Claim?
There are many types of road traffic accidents (RTA’s) involving commercial vehicles which can cause you personal harm. These include, but are not limited to, a crash in a commercial vehicle such as a white van or repair vehicle due to a driver error with you as the passenger, a crash due to an error by another driver, and an injury resulting from items falling off a goods vehicle (for example unsecured timber causing you to swerve and crash). In the eyes of the law, the passenger cannot be responsible for any RTA sustained in a commercial vehicle. When items fall and cause injuries, liability can often be more difficult to prove. There is usually a three-year time limit after the incident has occurred for you to make a compensation claim, so don’t delay in contacting our expert personal injury solicitors to begin commercial vehicle accident claims proceedings.
Are Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims Always Possible?
While commercial vehicle collision claims are always possible when you sustain injury through no fault of your own, whether these claims are made against the driver of a commercial vehicle or another driver is dependent on the context of the case. Still, the law says that as a commercial vehicle passenger, you hold almost no liability for any injury you sustain in a road traffic accident, which makes a compensation claim very much advisable in the event of an injury. When items which fall from an unsecured goods vehicle cause you injury, liability must be proven. It is advisable to contact the police and consult with any witnesses as soon as possible if any such accident happens to you, as this evidence will increase the chances of your claim being successful.
How Much Road Traffic Accident Compensation Will I Receive?
The amount of compensation paid out, not just in commercial vehicle accident claims, but in all road traffic accident claims, is dependent on the circumstances and evidence of that particular accident. However, there are important variables which dictate the amount of compensation possible. These include the degree of injury you sustained, whether or not the driver was speeding, and how well-secured the commercial vehicle’s goods were, among others. If your injuries as a passenger were made worse by failure to wear a seatbelt, the amount of compensation is mitigated, and will probably be split between you and the commercial vehicle driver due to contributory negligence (errors you have made which contribute to your injury). Similarly, if the commercial vehicle driver is able to prove you were responsible for the crash in any way, deductions may be made. When this happens, a compensation claim may be settled as split liability, entitling each party to a percentage of the actual value of their claim.
However, commercial vehicle accident compensation claims can be very valuable, due to the injury and stress caused which was not your fault. For a free estimate on your entitled payout, call 01204 896848 today to arrange a phone consultation with a solicitor.
Are Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims ‘No Win No Fee’?
Yes. At Asons Solicitors, we wanted to take the risk out of making an accident claim for all of our clients, allowing everyone their access to justice, regardless of their finances. When claiming with us, you will find no upfront fees, unexpected costs and no risk of paying the expenses of the defending side. Before any legal proceedings are undertaken, your road traffic accident claim will be considered by our expert personal injury solicitors. You will be told whether your case can proceed on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. Our philosophy is based on always being transparent with our clients.
Why Choose Asons For My Commercial Vehicle Accident Claim?
If you have suffered injury as a result of a commercial vehicle, there are two main reasons you should get in touch with an experienced personal injury solicitor. Firstly, road traffic accident claims are often fiercely defended and difficult to prove. This means that expert legal assistance is required to navigate the legislation and build a strong case, often with limited evidence.
Secondly, if you have been subjected to such a devastating trauma as an accident in, or caused by, a commercial vehicle, the last thing you need is the stress of requesting police reports, filing paperwork and liaising with insurance companies in order to get a solid case together. Successful cases require a lot of work. Asons’ legal experts pride themselves on their empathy and being easy to talk to, and are here to do the work for you. With decades of experience, their success rate is unparalleled. They look to secure the compensation results you deserve.