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Ulster County Truck Accident Lawyer

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Ulster County Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are responsible for many injuries and fatalities every single year, and if you’ve recently been injured in a truck accident, you may require a knowledgeable Ulster County truck accident lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. today to learn more about truck accidents and how our firm can help you.

Ulster County Truck Accident Lawyer | Helping Truck Accident Victims in NY

Truck accidents are often among the most devastating types of auto accidents, which is why if you’ve been hurt in one, you should consider speaking with an experienced Ulster County auto accident lawyer who can work to obtain the compensation you need to get back on your feet once again.

Who is Responsible for a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are most frequently caused by negligent truck drivers, though at times, they are caused by other negligent parties as well. The three most common causes of truck accidents are as follows:

  • Truck employer negligence: Truck employers have the duty to hire responsible and qualified employees. When they fail to live up to this responsibility and hire employees who lack the qualifications needed to properly do the job, serious accidents can occur as a result. Truck company owners must oversee many things to help ensure everybody’s safety.
  • Truck company staff negligence: Truck company staff must ensure that trucks are maintained and properly loaded. Failing to perform routine maintenance on a truck can cause serious issues to go unnoticed and potentially lead to an accident. Improperly loading a truck can result in the truck’s center of gravity being thrown off and cause the truck to tip over.
  • Truck driver negligence: Truck drivers can behave negligently, just as all other motorists can. Some of the most common types of truck driver negligence that our firm sees include driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, ignoring traffic lights/signs, and speeding. Truck drivers also frequently crash when they do not allow sufficient time to brake, forget to check their blind spots before changing lanes, and otherwise negligently maneuver their vehicles.

Statute of Limitations in New York State

If you are in a truck accident, you should be sure to file your personal injury claim within New York State’s statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. Sometimes, people will wait to file their personal injury claim to see if their injury heals on its own. Unfortunately, this is not always the best idea, as doing so can result in your missing the statute of limitations. If you do, you will most likely lose your right to sue for your injuries.

Contact an Ulster County Truck Accident Lawyer

The bottom line is that no one should have to suffer through a serious injury on their own. If you’ve been hurt, John A. DeGasperis, Esq. is here to help. Contact our firm today.