What should I do after a car accident?

After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. What you do at the scene of a...

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How Do I Make an Accident Report from a Construction Accident?

If you suffered injuries in a construction accident, you must report the accident to your foreman or employer, but there are other steps you also must take if you hope to receive compensation for your injury. Seek medical attention First things first!  If you have been hurt, seek medical care and attention immediately.  If you need an ambulance, ask for one to be called.  Tell the truth about how your accident happened, and don’t let others persuade you to tell...

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How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?

Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. What is medical malpractice? Medical malpractice cases fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, which allows victims to seek financial compensation from liable medical professionals for their injuries. Malpractice occurs when a health care professional’s care deviates from...

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What is the Average Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Since medical malpractice covers such a wide variety of injuries and scenarios, there is no average settlement amount for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Furthermore, many individual factors can affect a settlement’s amount, such as the injury’s permanence and impact on your job and whether your case settles out of court. What Is Medical Malpractice Medical malpractice includes surgical errors, failure to diagnose, and other departures. When thinking about your malpractice case, remember that it is a  personal injury with losses....

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Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

You do not need a personal injury lawyer, but one can benefit you in many ways following an accident resulting in serious physical harm. Severe injuries can lead to expensive medical care, extended absences from work, pain and suffering, and other damages. A lawyer from our team can assist with complex cases and help you seek the compensation you are entitled to. A personal injury lawyer can take the legal burden off your shoulders The two major issues at play...

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What questions should I ask a personal injury lawyer?

When searching for a personal injury lawyer, you should ask questions about their experience, services, and results.  You only have one chance to recover and finding the right lawyer can make a big difference in the final outcome of your case, the level of services that you receive, and the amount of compensation that you are awarded.   Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome. Choose an attorney who has experience with your type of accident Construction accidents, car...

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What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?

Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Personal injury lawyers handle insurance claims Many types of personal injury cases begin with an insurance claim. Depending on your accident, this may involve your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, another party’s automobile insurance, a renters or homeowners policy,  or business liability insurance. Your attorney will investigate your accident, determine liable parties,...

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Legal Protections for Injured Workers in Trades Related to Construction

New York’s Labor Law offers strong protections for workers employed in trades related to construction. If you suffer an on-the-job injury in New York City, you are likely eligible for workers’ compensation. In addition, you may be able to hold the property owner, manager, or contractor accountable by filing a civil lawsuit against them. The workplace injury attorneys from Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you understand if you have a valid civil case after an injury in a construction-related...

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Labor Law 241

Construction accidents can have devastating consequences for a worker’s life. These accidents can cause broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, paralysis, and even amputations. If you were injured on the job in New York City, you should contact our Queens and Bronx construction accident lawyers, who can determine your options under the New York Labor Law. One of its most important provisions is Labor Law Section 241(6). At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have brought many claims under this law. We...

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Labor Law 240

Construction accidents often lead to severe injuries or even death in some tragic cases. If you have been injured at a job site in New York City, it is important to promptly consult a knowledgeable Queens or Bronx construction accident attorney. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have the knowledge and experience to carefully look into the circumstances of your accident and help you get the compensation that you are entitled to receive under the applicable laws. For example, New York Labor...

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Common Accident Report Forms for Workplace Injuries

One of your first actions after any type of workplace injury is to seek medical care. Your next step is to notify your supervisor, union representative, or another authorized individual about your injury, accident, or illness. You will complete one or more common accident report forms for workplace injuries. These work accident report forms are part of your obligation for reporting the injury and for helping you get benefits for which you may be eligible. Resources for Common Workplace Accident...

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How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?

Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically Results—financial value of settlements and awards Positive testimonials that speak to you We shall now explore the relevance of each of...

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Child killed by truck after exiting school bus in Orange Co.

KIRYAS JOEL, NY – A 4-year-old boy was struck and killed by a commercial vehicle in Orange County on Monday, the Hudson Valley Post reports. The incident happened shortly before 3:50 p.m. yesterday, when a meat delivery truck traveling south on DA Weider Boulevard made a left turn into an apartment building’s driveway and collided with the child as he was stepping off a school bus. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. New York State Police responding to...

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8 hospitalized after MTA bus crashes off Bronx overpass

BRONX, NEW YORK, NY – Eight people were sent to the hospital after an MTA bus careened off a busy Bronx overpass late Thursday night. According to the New York Post, the accident occurred at about 11:10 p.m. The driver of a Bx35 bus lost control of the vehicle as he was attempting to make a left turn off University Avenue to the George Washington Bridge, causing it to veer off the overpass. The accordion bus landed with its windshield...

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4 EMTs injured after 2 ambulances collide in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, NY – Two ambulances collided in Prospect Lefferts Gardens last Monday night, resulting in injuries to four EMTs, WPIX reports. The crash was occurred within the intersection of Midwood Street and Brooklyn Avenue shortly before 11 p.m. Firefighters say one EMT was transported to a local hospital while three others were treated for minor injuries at the scene of the crash. Video from the scene shows that one ambulance received front-end damage and came to rest in the roadway....

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