Truck Accident FAQ

How long do I have to file a truck accident injury lawsuit?

In New York, the legal deadline–or statute of limitations–to file a truck accident lawsuit is generally three years from the date of your accident. However, the time limits can be much shorter depending on the type of claim and possible defendants, so you shouldn’t wait to get legal help. Also, a No-Fault insurance claim for your damages should be filed as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days from the date of your accident.If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, speak with a truck accident injury lawyer at William Mattar Law Offices today. We know the law, and we’re here to protect your rights to any compensation you deserve for your personal injury and pain and suffering. We can also provide guidance with No-Fault insurance benefits that can help with your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Contact us 24/7 to get started with your claim–just dial (844) 444-4444 or complete our free initial consultation form.

What are some common causes of truck accidents?

Every truck accident has different medical and financial consequences for the victims involved, but many are caused by common failures to follow laws intended to keep drivers safe and reduce tractor–trailer crashes, such as hours violations, poor maintenance, or inadequate driver training. To learn more about federal safety regulations and common causes of truck accidents, visit our truck driving rules and regulations page.

How do I know if I have a truck accident injury claim?

The experienced truck accident injury lawyers at William Mattar can review the details of your accident, consider many factors–including what caused the accident and your injuries–and assess your rights to pursue a claim. Determining responsibility for a truck accident can be complex, and you may have a case even if the insurance company tried to blame you for the accident.Check out our Why Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer? page for a list of 10 ways that hiring a lawyer can help you get the compensation you need after your truck accident.

What types of compensation can I get after a truck accident?

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages and personal injuries, including:

  • Current and future lost wages
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life

If you’ve lost a loved one in a tractor-trailer accident, you may also be eligible for compensation to help cover funeral expenses, lost financial support, and loss of care and companionship. We are here to help during this difficult time, so contact us today if you need assistance.

How much does a truck accident injury lawyer cost?

At William Mattar, we believe everyone should have access to experienced legal help, regardless of income. That’s why we offer our No Fee Guarantee®, a simple promise that you won’t owe us attorney’s fees unless we win or settle your case. Your initial consultation is free, and it costs nothing to start your claim. So don’t wait. We serve clients throughout New York state, and we’re here to help 24/7.