There are few accidents more devastating than those involving commercial trucks. If you’ve recently sustained an injury in a truck accident, you must continue reading and speak with our experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can assist you if you’ve been hurt in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:
How do most truck accidents happen?
Truck drivers have a tremendous amount of responsibility, which is why, unfortunately, most truck accidents occur due to truck driver negligence. However, there are a number of different parties that may be involved in a truck accident, including the following:
- Truck drivers: Truck drivers often have to drive late into the night, causing fatigue, which often results in accidents. Additionally, sometimes truck drivers will consume illegal substances to help combat fatigue, however, this can also lead to serious accidents. Additionally, speeding, texting while driving, or otherwise failing to account for the large size and heavy weight of a truck may also result in an accident.
- Truck company employees: Truck company employees are responsible for loading trucks and ensuring they are in working condition before the truck driver sets out on the road. Unfortunately, when they negligently load trucks, tip-over accidents can happen as a result. In other cases, failing to maintain a truck can result in defective parts causing an accident as well.
- Truck employer negligence: Truck employers are required to ensure they hire well-trained, licensed employees to operate their commercial vehicles, and when they fail to do so, the chances of an accident occurring drastically increase.
How long will I have to take legal action after being injured in a truck accident in NY?
If you were injured in a truck accident in New York State, you should speak with an attorney as soon as you can. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place when it comes to injury claims. The statute of limitations for most injury claims in New York State is three years, which means that you cannot wait any longer than three years to file your personal injury claim. Generally speaking, the sooner you reach out to our firm, the better off you will be.
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