When there is a crash between an 18-wheeler and your average car, the 18-wheeler normally wins. Cars and occupants usually don’t stand a chance in a crash with an 18-wheeler. If you suffered injuries and want help from an 18-wheeler accident lawyer in New York City, NY, the team at Oresky & Associates, pllc is standing by.
18-wheelers, also known as big rigs, are often owned by large trucking companies with robust legal departments. These legal teams and their insurance companies may begin developing a defense against your accident as soon as it happens.
If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer in New York City, NY, call the team of accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, pllc that have helped thousands of accident victims over the past 30 years for a free no-obligation consultation.
It can be hard for truck accident victims to stand up to these intimidating companies and fight for their rights without a legal team of their own. The team at Oresky & Associates, pllc is not afraid to go toe-to-toe against trucking companies.
We know how to fight and have the track record to prove it. Oresky & Associates, pllc has won millions for our clients. Past settlement awards and verdicts include:
- $5 Million Settlement award to the family of a pedestrian killed by school bus
- $4.6 Million Verdict in favor of a client injured in a three-car accident
- $4.5 Million Settlement for the family of 81 year old killed by a large commercial vehicle
- $3.45 Million Settlement for a pedestrian injured by a commercial van
- $1.1 Million award to a pedestrian struck by a truck
If you want to work with 18 wheeler accident attorneys who will treat you like family, call Oresky & Associates, pllc at (718) 993-9999.
How Oresky & Associates, pllc Can Help With An 18-Wheeler Accident
If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is likely that your injuries are severe and you might even still be recovering. It can be difficult to navigate a personal injury lawsuit alone, but especially so when you are suffering to regain your health.
The Oresky & Associates, pllc team can help. We want to take the legal burden of your accident off your shoulders, so you can have peace of mind.
Our team can file your claim, file for no-fault benefits to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. We can help you collect the requisite documents and evidence necessary to make your accident claim. Further, we can handle investigations, hire accident reconstruction experts, and obtain evidence to support your case through the court system.
We can also gather your medical records, hire medical experts, life care planners, and economists. Those records and expert testimony can be extremely important in presenting your case and obtaining a fair settlement or just jury verdict.
Once Oresky & Associates, pllc has pursued your case, we will prepare you for trial.
We have taken negligent parties, who refused to settle, to court in a trial before and if that is what it takes for you to receive just compensation, we are ready to do it again. Our team is here to represent you throughout the entire process.
Who Do You Call If You Get Hit By an 18-wheeler?
If you are injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you should first call the police and ambulance. You want to file a police report as soon as possible so that all information about the truck, the truck driver, and other information about the vehicle involved and the incident is accurately and officially documented.
Make sure to have someone take pictures of the accident scene. If you are hurt and with a family member or friend, ask them to take pictures of the vehicles. The more pictures you have later, the better. They will deter any question of facts that might come up later. Photographs can be used later to document the progression and severity of your injuries, especially those that are not immediately visible.
Obtaining information from any witnesses, including their contact information, is very important. Witness evidence and testimony could prove helpful if the other side disputes any facts. If you were too severely injured to secure the above, much of this information should be in the police report.
Understanding Your Rights After An 18-Wheeler Accident
You have the right to justice. Personal injury claims are negligence claims. When another’s negligence has caused you harm, you are entitled to justice by law. The negligent party is legally accountable for the consequences of their negligent actions.
When you are injured, an insurance adjuster might reach out to you quickly after the accident. Remember that an insurance adjuster is not a mediator or a neutral party. They work for the company that is liable. Their goal is to save that company, and themselves, money.
They might also try to convince you that their client bears no responsibility, was not negligent, and that you have no valid claim when you actually do. It is highly suggested that you speak with a truck injury attorney before speaking to an insurance adjuster.
Never accept handshake agreements or under-the-table settlements either. They may be afraid that if you know your rights and exercise them, they could be held fully liable. You have rights and Oresky & Associates, pllc will protect and exercise them for you.
Give Oresky & Associates, pllc a call today at 718-993-9999 to speak to an experienced 18-wheeler accident lawyer.
Hiring The Right 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer To Protect Your Rights
If you have sustained a trucking accident injury, you have rights. An 18-wheeler accident lawyer in New York, NY at Oresky & Associates, pllc is not afraid to fight for you in or outside of the courtroom. Allow us the opportunity to start the investigation of your truck accident case today, before the evidence disappears and memories grow dim.
Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and investigators are ready to go to right to work for you. Call Oresky & Associates, pllc at (718) 993-9999 for a free, no-obligation, free consultation to see how we can help you today.