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How an Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help When an Insurance Settlement Offer is too low

Have you been hurt in an auto accident? This is unfortunate already, but if the other driver has insurance, you may begin to feel that help is on the way. Rather than go to court, his insurance company may offer to settle your claim. This is where the bad news begins, though. Their settlement offer may only be a fraction of the value of your case. Don’t be shocked. It happens every day. Don’t take the offer because you feel...

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How You’re Protected After a Taxi Cab Auto Accident in New York

No one has to tell you that there are a lot of taxi cabs racing around New York City, but you may be surprised to know how many. There are approximately 13,000 medallion (or yellow) cabs and another 40,000 gypsy cabs, pedicabs, and other for-hire rides. In a 12-hour shift, each driver usually has about 30 fares. Most drivers are careful, but they have to make a living, too, and with that much traffic auto accidents are sure to happen....

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How You Can Be Compensated After a New York Hit-and-Run Auto Accident

We’ve all seen the headlines. They read something like, “Police Still Have No Leads in Hit-and-Run Accident”. The police may never get a lead. It’s a crime in New York, but hit-and-run happens all too often, and the results can be tragic. Almost one out of every five pedestrians killed on the road dies from a hit-and-run, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistic. If you or a family member was injured in a hit-and-run auto accident, you...

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What Is the MVAIC in New York?

In New York City in 2011, more than 137,000 vehicles were involved in almost 50,000 car accidents that resulted either in injury or death. There were 250 fatal car accidents in New York City in 2011. For a city whose residents and visitors rely heavily on public transit and their feet to get around, that’s a lot of car crashes. Compensating victims of New York City car accidents has been a problem for New York for many decades. This is...

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When Is An Injury From a Motor Vehicle Accident “Serious” Enough to Consult With a Lawyer?

Most people who are injured in an automobile accident want to know if their injuries are “serious” enough to sue. Each case is different, and even if you did not break a bone, your injuries may be “serious” enough for a lawsuit. Generally, if you did not go to a hospital immediately after the accident or seek medical treatment within a reasonable time afterwards, then it is not worth your time to proceed with a claim. However, if you went...

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Car Accident Victim Represented by Oresky & Associates, PLLC., Wins $1.1 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT:

On Tuesday, May 06, 2014, Joshua Goldblatt, Esq., a trial attorney at Oresky & Associates, PLLC., won a jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff, a back seat taxi cab passenger, when the cab was involved in a collision with another car. After the car accident our client was taken by ambulance to Lincoln Hospital and discharged from the emergency room. Our client was later diagnosed with a tear in her left shoulder, a fracture of the 8th rib, a...

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Accident Victims Can Recover For Hit & Run Car Accidents!!!*

Too often New York City residents become the innocent victims of hit & run car accidents. Who is responsible for the accident victim’s medical expenses and lost wages? Who is going to compensate the accident victim for his personal injuries? NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS ARE PROTECTED!!! New York State protects its residents, involved in New York accidents through the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation (“MVAIC”). The Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation provides comprehensive compensation to innocent victims of accidents, who...

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Tappan Zee Bridge wrong-way passenger has $400G bill, is suing driver

The girlfriend of Michael Schechel, the wrong-way driver on the Tappan Zee Bridge who killed a woman and injured her husband, has racked up more than $400,000 in medical bills from injuries sustained in the July crash and continues to pursue legal action against Schechel. Luz Hoffman, a passenger in Schechel’s Ford Explorer, has asked a court to find Schechel negligent in the head-on crash that left her with fractures to her spine, pelvis, ribs and left foot, said her...

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Were You Injured in a Car Accident by a Hit and Run Driver?

Car accidents occur on a daily basis in New York. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide you information and help you consider your options if you have been injured in a car accident, even if the auto accident was caused by a hit and run driver. In order to provide compensation for innocent victims of certain types of accidents caused by uninsured or otherwise financially irresponsible motorists, the New York State legislature passed the Motor Vehicle Accident Indemnification Corporation...

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Beware of Insurance Companies After an Auto Accident: Insurance Companies DO NOT Have Your Best Interest in Mind

Many people mistakenly believe that insurance companies will have your best interests in mind when an auto accident claim is submitted. This is not true. Insurance companies are just that – companies! As companies, they are responsible to their shareholders, and not the people paying the premiums. Insurance companies are profitable, in part, by collecting as much as possible in insurance premiums and paying out as little as possible in insurance claims. Do you think they have your interests in...

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