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What Bronx Drivers Need to Know About Parking Lot Crashes in Bronx, NY

In 2021, The Bronx had 13,384 traffic accidents. Of these, 9,024 caused only property damage. The remaining 4,360 caused at least one injury or death. NYC does not distinguish between accidents that happen in parking lots and those occurring on the roads and highways. New York traffic laws apply to all parking lots just as they apply to public roads and highways. As a result, the NYPD treats parking lot crashes the same as crashes on roads and highways. Here...

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Personal Injury Settlements in New York: Myths vs. Reality

Personal injury cases resulting in multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements receive the most news coverage. Media coverage can make it seem like anyone can recover millions of dollars for a car accident, slip and fall, or other types of accidents. However, the reality is that a party must have legal grounds to recover money for a personal injury claim. If you have grounds for a claim, you could recover compensation for damages. The amount you recover depends on the facts...

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Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a Bronx Construction Site?

In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for an injury sustained on a Bronx construction site. With very few exceptions, employers are only responsible for workers’ compensation coverage for a work-related injury. However, you may have a third-party claim for damages caused by a construction accident. Let’s look at the differences between a workers’ comp claim and a lawsuit for a construction injury. Workers’ Compensation For a Construction Site Injury Unless your employer intentionally injured you on a construction...

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How to Obtain a Car Accident Report in Queens, NY

You might need a copy of a Queens, NY, car accident report for a few reasons. If you are trying to gain compensation through an insurance company, an accident report might be necessary. Some people also like to keep a copy on file in their personal records.  The good news is that obtaining an official copy of a Queens, NY, accident report is a quick and easy process. Here’s what you need to know.  Reporting a Queens, NY, Car Accident...

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Should I Call 911 After a Bronx Car Accident?

New York law tells you when you must call 911 after a car accident in the Bronx. But even when the law does not require you to call 911, you still might consider reporting an accident to the police. Reporting an accident to the police creates a record of your accident and documents your injuries. This can provide powerful evidence when you file an insurance claim. Here are some factors that can help you to decide when to call 911...

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Can I Sue if I Fall on a Sidewalk in Queens, NY?

You can sue if you fall on a sidewalk in Queens and sustain injuries in many cases. However, you have the burden of proving the city or the property owner failed in their duty of care to maintain the sidewalks, and that breach of duty caused your fall. In short, the answer depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. Whom Do I Sue if I Fall on a Sidewalk in Queens? It depends on who has the duty...

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What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in Bronx, NY?

Construction jobs are among the most deadly in the U.S., and accidents can happen in many ways. Heavy equipment, uneven surfaces, work being done several stories in the air, and tools that can cut, shoot nails or even dispense fire make many jobs sites inherently hazardous. In 2020, there were 484 construction-related accidents in NYC. Staying safe in the workplace means being aware of some of the more common causes of construction accidents. Falling The leading cause of construction site...

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What To Know When Hiring Personal Injury Attorneys

As a personal injury victim, you may feel overwhelmed by questions and concerns such as who is responsible for covering your medical bills, lost wages and damages for pain and suffering. Hiring a lawyer can make the process less stressful for you as you focus on healing. Our personal injury attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, will handle all communication with the responsible party’s insurance company and pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Here’s everything...

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What Types of Documentation Are Needed for a Malpractice Lawsuit?

Sadly, medical malpractice happens far more often than people realize.   If you think that a medical provider harmed you or a loved one, contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Our legal team and co-counsel that we work with on medical malpractice cases are here to help. In this article, we’ll cover the importance of seeking legal representation, a general overview of medical malpractice cases, and the documentation you might need to justify your claims in court. What Does a Medical...

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Avoiding Electrical Shock Accidents & What To Do If You Get Shocked

Electrical shock accidents are one of the most prevalent types of injuries in commercial and residential settings each year. Roughly 5% of the patients admitted to burn units in the United States each year are electrical shock accident victims. Furthermore, even non-fatal electrical shocks can cause grave, life-changing injuries. There are some professions and circumstances where you are more likely to encounter enough dangerous electricity that a shock can lead to life-changing injuries or death. Many electrical injuries result in significant time away from the job,...

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The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do

The Most Common Work-Related Injuries and What You Can Do Anyone can suffer an accident or injury at work, but according to the National Safety Council (NSC), the three most common work-related injuries are: Overexertion and bodily reaction – These are excessive physical and non-impact injuries from physically demanding and repetitive work activities. Slips, trips, and falls – These workplace injuries involve falling through or from a structure, tripping, slipping, and injuries related to catching or bracing for impact. Contact...

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5 Crane Collapses & Their Resulting Settlements

There are few more terrifying events than a construction crane collapsing. Any mishap involving these massive structures often results in significant injury or death. A crane accident lawyer can help victims and surviving family members seek damages for personal injuries,  medical treatment, lost union benefits, lost pay, and the pain and suffering created by this trauma. Oresky & Associates, pllc won a $1.85 Million settlement for a dump truck driver who was hit by a crane while he was inspecting...

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Should I Get A Lawyer For A Car Accident?

Hiring a lawyer just after a car accident could be helpful. We will fight for your rights, survey the scene of the accident, and help in any way that we can. Consider the following benefits of hiring a lawyer from our law firm soon after your car accident. A lawyer from our team can protect your rights You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car...

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Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?

You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. When you may be able to sue for a work-related injury Most employers in New York State must provide workers’ compensation for their employees. In exchange for this insurance, employers enjoy a certain level of protection from being sued....

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Are undocumented workers eligible for workers’ compensation?

Undocumented workers are eligible for workers’ compensation. Undocumented immigrants are protected by many of New York’s labor and employment statutes. This includes the right to file for workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured or fall ill on the job as a result of a covered incident. Know your rights about workers’ compensation as an undocumented worker Sometimes an employer may give you misleading information if you are not in the United States as a documented worker. You have the...

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