How long after a truck accident can you sue in Pennsylvania?
Due to trucks’ size and weight, accidents involving them result in injuries or even death. When an accident occurs between a truck and a motorist or pedestrian, the injured party may file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to seek legal compensation for the injuries they sustained and the damages that arose from the accident. To do this, the truck accident victim must file the lawsuit before the deadline stated under Pennsylvania law.
Statute of limitations is the amount of time set by law that a party has to bring a lawsuit for a personal injury or other legal wrong or harm. If the lawsuit is not filed with the appropriate court before the statute of limitations is up, the injured party forfeits their right to file the lawsuit. If a victim of a truck accident in Pennsylvania wants to seek compensation for their damages, they must file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or party within two years from the truck accident date. The time limit for legal action to recover damages for injuries and personal property (ex. damage to the vehicle in the truck accident).
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