Seeking Full Compensation in Truck Accident Cases
There is a big difference between compensation and full compensation. The insurance companies that represent negligent truck drivers are frequently willing to provide compensation. Of course, they have bottom lines that need to be protected. They are rarely willing to give victims of semi-truck collisions full compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs. At least, not without a push.
At Abes Baumann, our job is to push. Our lawyers build strong cases based on carefully investigated facts. The cases we build are designed to send a clear message to the insurance company. That message is that full compensation needs to be provided.
The Difference Between Car Accident and Truck Accident Claims
Tractor trailer and 18-wheeler crash cases are handled differently than car accident cases. Investigation is particularly crucial in these cases. We take great care to find out exactly what caused the accident. Frequently, we find that laws have been broken.
Truck drivers have more rules to follow than other drivers. They are regulated in terms of the number of hours they can spend on the road. Unfortunately, they often spend more time driving than they should, sometimes going as far as altering their log books to cover up this fact.
Trucking companies have rules to follow as well. In some cases, we discover that the driver may not have been at fault and that responsibility falls on the company. Perhaps the company failed to properly maintain the truck or they let the truck go out with an improperly loaded trailer.
The key is that, in order to build a strong case, we must get to the cause of the truck accident. With more than 25 years of experience serving victims in Pittsburgh and throughout western Pennsylvania on our side, our attorneys know how to design cases to get results.
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All of our personal injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be held responsible for any costs unless our lawyers are successful in getting you compensation.