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There are few things more frightening than being involved in a collision with a truck. Unfortunately, it happens, and if you have been injured in a truck accident, you must continue reading and speak with a knowledgeable Westchester County personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through the legal process going forward. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do after being hurt in a truck accident?

Truck accidents are notoriously devastating, and they can happen for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common types of truck accidents include rear-ending accidents for failure to brake on time, head-on collisions, employer negligence for failing to properly train employees, or even truck part malfunctions. No matter the cause of your accident, try and do the following to maximize your chances of winning a future personal injury claim.

  1. Call the police. They will send an ambulance to transport you to the hospital.
  2. Ask the truck driver for his/her insurance information, and keep conversation to a minimum.
  3. Take pictures of any damage to your car, the truck, and any property.
  4. Ask anyone who saw your accident for their contact information so they may verify your claim at a later date.
  5. Ensure your doctor gives you all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries, which may be used to bolster your claim.
  6. Hire a knowledgeable Westchester County personal injury attorney who knows how to satisfy the burden of proof. In many cases, trucks have a device that records the speed at which it travels. We can subpoena this information to see, for instance, if the truck driver was speeding at the time of your accident to prove that you were injured due to that truck driver’s negligence.

How long do I have to sue a truck driver after being injured in an accident in NYS?

Every state has a statute of limitations in place that dictates how long after an accident an individual can take legal action against a negligent party. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York is three years, which means you have three years from the date of your accident to sue a negligent truck driver. Do not wait too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you today.


Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of negligence in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.