What is the Statute of Limitations for Truck Accidents in New York?

You have three years from the date of a truck accident to file a personal injury claim in New York. However, waiting to file a claim can cause complications. Therefore, it is always best to take action as soon as possible, long before the statute of limitations becomes a factor.

Very Complex Accidents

Accidents involving trucks are among the most complicated motor vehicle accidents. Often more severe than accidents concerning passenger vehicles alone, truck accidents frequently result in:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Broken or Pulverized Bones
  • Organ Damage
  • Amputation
  • Disfigurement
  • Death

Not only is the risk of catastrophic injury more likely in a truck accident, but there can also be several liable parties – some who may even be miles away from the scene of the accident – further complicating the claims process. Unfortunately, this often allows victims to be cheated out of fair and total compensation.

The truck accident lawyers at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP understand the complexities of these cases. We take time to investigate truck accidents, working tirelessly to identify all liable parties and ensure each is held to complete account. We are here to stand by your side, protect you from the methods employed by insurance companies to cheat victims out of compensation, and fight for every penny you are due, no matter how long it takes.

How Long do Truck Accidents Take to Settle?

Most personal injury claims settle within a year, though circumstances – particularly with complex cases – can extend this time. If a settlement cannot be reached before a claim goes to trial, it can take two or more years to reach a verdict. Much of this depends on the specifics of the case, the injuries’ severity, and the liable parties’ willingness to admit fault.

The best way to learn how long your claim may take to settle is through a free case review with one of the experienced attorneys at our Glen Falls or Chestertown office. Please call 518-792-1174 to schedule your complimentary case review today. We welcome clients living throughout Warren County and nearby areas of New York.


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