Formidable Truck Accidents Attorney Representing Pittsburgh Victims

overturned truck after an accidentIf you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a truck or 18-wheeler you may be in a dire financial and medical situation, for which you should certainly be compensated. Because most truck accidents involve commercial corporations with the backing of large insurance providers it can be difficult for the layperson to successfully win a personal injury claim on their own. We have extensive experience holding these companies accountable for their actions.

What is an Appropriate Amount of Compensation?

If you have sustained bodily or property damage due to the reckless actions of a truck driver, you deserve to be compensated for all related costs. This includes medical bills resulting from the accident, lost wages if you’ve been out of work, diminished income earning potential if you’ve experienced a catastrophic injury, and pain and suffering if the situation was traumatic.

How Does the Compensation Process Work?

In order to receive compensation from the commercial company’s insurance carrier you’ll need to first submit a personal injury claim. In an ideal world, the insurance company would approve your claim and pay the amount needed, but it is rarely this simple. Typically insurance companies attempt to offer a small settlement upfront so that you can’t sue for more money down the line if you end up needing more medical treatment. They may deny the claim altogether. This is why it is a good idea to hire a personal injury attorney from the start. We’ll handle the negotiation with insurance adjusters and initiate claim appeals if needed. We know the ins and outs of this process and can spare you the frustration and manipulation that comes with dealing with large insurance companies.

The Law Office of Michael L. Studd knows first-hand the lengths insurance companies for commercial truckers will go to deny a legitimate personal injury claim for victims of truck accidents. If you or someone you love has been hurt by a negligent truck driver, we can help. Contact our Pittsburgh office at (412) 400-6157 to schedule a free consultation.