5 Helpful Tips for a Truck Accident case
In New York State, many different laws come into play when a motor vehicle accident involving a truck occurs. In addition to proving “negligence” or fault, a person must also provide medical evidence to show that they suffered a “serious injury”. The definition of what a “serious injury” is continues to be litigated in the Courts.
Regardless of who is at fault for an accident with a truck, an injured person may be entitled to coverage for medical expenses and lost earnings up to $50,000. Those rights may be lost unless certain forms are promptly filed with the correct insurance company. Additional benefits may also exist from the car insurance policies of the victim or anyone living within the same household as the person injured.
At BBNR, our New York Truck Accident lawyers have been litigating truck accidents for the past 40 years. Truck drivers are just as responsible for knowing who is on their left or right when making a turn as any other motorist. When a truck accident occurs, It is important to obtain the names of any eyewitnesses to the motor vehicle truck accident. A witness who is not a friend or family member of one of the parties is generally more believable to a jury. Therefore, it is important for your personal injury lawyer to speak with these witnesses as soon as possible.
The injuries sustained by a person from a collision with a truck can be devastating and fatal to the occupants of another vehicle. Photographing the damage to the vehicles involved in a truck accident are extremely important in helping to prove who was negligent and at fault for a personal injury case.
Strict time limitations exist to commence a suit for a truck accident. In New York State, the time to commence a suit involving a truck accident may depend upon who is injured, who the potential defendant is, as well as the enactment of new laws and judicial decisions interpreting the law. Computing the time limitations is not a simple matter and a person should promptly consult an experienced accident attorney after seeking medical treatment.