Why Insurance Companies Don’t Want to Pay Truck Accident Victims Fair Settlements

by Staff Blogger | August 1st, 2019

Truck accidents often result in serious consequences for people in passenger vehicles. That’s because semi-trucks outweigh even the largest passenger vehicles by tens of thousands of pounds, making even low-speed collisions potentially fatal.

If you were recently injured in a road accident involving a tractor-trailer, you may have suffered severe injuries. That means you’re facing expensive medical bills and significant time away from work. You may be eligible to file a compensation claim against the liable party, whether that’s the truck driver, owner, company, or even another driver, but getting compensation may be difficult.

That’s because truck accident claims often result in larger settlements than accidents involving passenger vehicles. In addition, victims may be able to pursue compensation from multiple sources, as multiple parties associated with trucks may be partially liable for crashes. However, because the dollar figures often associated with truck accident claims are significant, insurance companies will often fight victims even more vehemently to protect their profits.

After a crash involving a commercial truck, contact a Roanoke truck accident lawyer to stand up for your rights. At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ll do everything in our power to maximize your chances of getting the money you deserve. We’ll collect evidence that proves you weren’t at fault, calculate your current and future accident-related expenses, and negotiate with the insurance company to get you paid. Contact us today for a free consultation.