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Who Is Responsible for a Truck Accident in New York?

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If you were injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the burdens you have sustained as a result. Keep reading and reach out to our firm today to speak with a dedicated Ulster County truck accident lawyer today. Our legal team is on your side.

Who is held liable for a truck accident in New York?

While most causes of truck accidents are generally negligent truck drivers, they can also be caused by other negligent parties, too. The three most typical ways truck accidents occur include the following:

  • Truck employer negligence: Truck employers are responsible for ensuring that they hire reliable and qualified employees. In the event that they fail to accomplish this responsibility and hire employees who lack the credentials required to adequately perform their job, serious accidents can occur as a result. Truck company owners must manage a number of different roles in order to ensure everybody’s safety.
  • Truck company staff negligence: Truck company staff must make sure that the trucks are maintained and correctly loaded. Failing to conduct frequent upkeep on a truck can cause severe problems to go overlooked and potentially cause an accident to occur. Inadequately loading a truck can result in the truck’s center of gravity being disoriented and causing the truck to flip.
  • Truck driver negligence: Just like all other motorists, truck drivers can act negligently. Some of the most common kinds of truck driver negligence that our firm sees include driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, ignoring traffic lights, signs, or other rules of the road, and speeding. Truck drivers also often crash if they do not permit enough time to brake, forget to check their blind spots before switching lanes, and otherwise negligently operate their vehicles.

To learn more about truck accident liability, do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today. Our experienced Ulster County personal injury lawyer is ready to help. 

What is the statute of limitations in New York?

If you were injured in a truck accident, it is critical that you file your claim as soon as possible to abide by New York State’s statute of limitations. In most cases, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years. However, people sometimes wait to file their personal injury claim to see if their injury heals on its own. It is important to recognize that this is not always the best idea because doing so can cause you to miss the ability to file your claim and obtain the compensation you need to heal.

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If you require legal representation for personal injury matters in New York, contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to schedule an initial consultation to learn more about our services and how we can assist your upcoming legal process.