How much time do I have to file a truck accident legal claim?

You have 2 years from the date of the truck accident to file a personal injury claim, unless a public entity like the federal government is involved, in which case you only have 6 months to file a claim against that public entity.

You should know that waiting in these situations is not a very good idea. Trucking companies usually have aggressive lawyers and insurance agents who will start working on the case as soon as possible and their aim is to minimize the settlement you’re entitled to receive. The sooner you file your legal claim, the better your chances of receiving full compensation for the damages you’ve suffered.

For quality legal representation, please contact our personal injury attorneys at the Elk Grove-based O'Brien & Zehnder Law Firm by calling 1-800-722-4176 or send us an email and someone from our office will be in touch with you shortly.

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