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Do You Have a Bronx Wrongful Death Case? 3 Common Examples

Wrongful death claims can arise from many different types of personal injury. Most wrongful death lawsuits are based on negligence or intentional wrongdoing. These cases claim that the party who caused the decedent’s death is liable for damages that the family sustains.  Three common examples of wrongful death claims in Bronx, NY include: Motor Vehicle Accidents Motor vehicle crashes are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. In 2020, Americans had the deadliest year on record since...

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Workplace accident kills former firefighter in Berne

BERNE, NY – A man was killed last Wednesday when he became trapped under a dump truck at the Town of Berne Solid Waste Transfer Station. ABC 10 reports that the man has been identified as Peter Becker, a former Berne Fire District Chief. Police officers and emergency responders arrived at the scene at about 8:45 a.m. on October 21. They freed Becker from beneath the vehicle, pronounced him dead at the scene, and transported his body to Ellis Hospital...

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Collision in Long Island results in multiple fatalities

LONG ISLAND, N. Y. – An accident on Long Island’s Southern State Parkway resulted in the death of four people and one critically injured reported the New York Post. At around 5:10 a.m. on Tuesday, a 33-year-old was driving in the wrong direction for a short period of time before crashing head-on into a Nissan Rogue carrying four people, according to New York State Police. The 33-year-old driver was the sole occupant in the 1998 Toyota Camry and three individuals...

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NYC Resident Killed In Crosswalk Car Accident

New York City Resident Killed In Pedestrian Crosswalk Car Accident $4.5 Million Wrongful Death Settlement by Lawyers During Trial When an 81-year-old woman left her home on September 18, 2014, she embarked on a journey for which she could never have prepared. The woman was walking to her bus stop, where she planned to catch a bus that would take her to her doctor’s appointment. Her walking route to the bus station took the woman up 2nd Avenue and across 116th...

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Car Accident, Kills 17-Year-Old Pedestrian in Queens

An 88-year-old woman is facing charges after she allegedly caused a fatal accident with a 17-year-old pedestrian on Monday, June 25. The incident occurred as the 17-year-old female pedestrian attempted to cross the intersection in Whitestone at 10:30 a.m. According to authorities, the 88-year-old driver ran a red light as the pedestrian attempted to cross at Utopia Parkway and 16th Avenue. The victim, who lived in Flushing, was struck by vehicle’s front bumper and hit the windshield before being thrown...

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New Year’s Eve Elevator Accident Results in Death

For Stephen Hewett-Brown the year 2016 was not to be. Instead, on New Year’s Eve he was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator at the Broome Street high-rise. Witnesses say that he managed to push a woman to safety before perishing. The Buildings Department is currently investigating the precise cause of the accident. There had previously been numerous complaints and violation notices about the Broome Street high-rises’ elevators. A prior Tenants Association President said that “the elevators were a...

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Judge Rules Family can Proceed with Lawsuit for Slain Hofstra Student

The wrongful death lawsuit brought against Nassau County by the family of Hofstra University student Andrea Rebello will be allowed to go forward. The 21-year-old student was killed on May 17, 2013, during a home invasion robbery that took place in her off-campus home. Rebello, who was being used as a human shield by armed intruder Dalton Smith, was accidentally shot in the head by a police officer. Nikolas Budimlic, a 12-plus year veteran of the Nassau County Police Department,...

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Why Elevator Accident Victims Need a Trusted Personal Injury Attorney to Pursue Full Compensation

New York City is well known for its many tall buildings, which also means that elevator accidents frequently occur. Tragically, a man in Queens was killed after falling down an elevator shaft on August 6t, 2014. As reported by, the elevator had a history of ongoing problems, including seven complaints and four inspection violations. Now, even while the victim’s family is still grieving, the difficult task of determining the party or parties responsible for this tragedy begins. If you...

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Back to School Awareness Rally

Back to school awareness rally at Leake & Watts School in Yonkers, New York on September 9, 2013. Corey Foster, a student, died subsequent to the use of physical restraint by staff of the school. Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates,...

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Jacob Oresky, Esq. being interviewed by ABC News

Chief Investigative Correspondent, Brian Ross, on the news show “20/20” concerning Corey Foster, wrongful death case against Leake & Watts Services, Inc. Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm in Bronx, NY If you need legal assistance, contact the Bronx personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC at your nearest location to schedule a free consultation. We have two convenient locations in New York: Oresky & Associates, PLLC – Bronx Office 149 E 149th St Bronx, NY 10451 (718) 993-9999...

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