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 in all personal injury cases are liability and damages, as the American Bar Association (ABA) notes. Proving that another party’s negligence caused your injuries can be tricky.
Our firm’s personal injury lawyers know how to gather evidence and build your case. The type of evidence needed will vary depending on your specific type of accident. In general, our attorneys use:
- Information from the scene of your accident
- Eyewitness and expert testimony
- Crash or accident reconstruction
- Medical records
- Photographs or video footage of your accident
- Official police or accident reports
Proving you suffered damages
Once your lawyer from our team establishes negligence, they can help you show that your accident resulted in financial losses. Our personal injury lawyers do this using proof of your out-of-pocket, accident-related expenses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Bills for repairing or replacing damaged vehicles or personal property
- Records of your lost wages
Our lawyers can also help you calculate an acceptable settlement amount for your future medical needs and your past and future pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages compensate victims for their physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish.
A personal injury lawyer can fight for a fair insurance settlement
Many types of personal injury cases result in an insurance settlement outside of court. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can protect your best interests throughout the claims or lawsuit process.
An attorney can communicate with insurance adjusters
In most instances, the insurance companies you seek compensation from look to pay as little as possible for a settlement. They are interested in keeping payouts low to increase their profits. They may try to rush you into accepting a low offer. They may pepper you with questions looking for details they could use to reduce or deny your claim.
Enlisting our lawyers’ help to contact the insurance company can protect you from saying or doing something that could hurt your case. Our attorneys can take care of filing your claim, communicating with insurers, and negotiating an advantageous settlement for you.
An attorney can take your case to civil court
If we do not achieve a fair and adequate settlement for you through an insurance claim, our lawyers can help you seek compensation with a lawsuit. There is no time limit for reaching a settlement agreement, but there is a statute of limitations for legal actions.
State statutes of limitations vary and are strict time deadlines. You should reach out to our personal injury law firm to start your case as soon as you can following your accident. If the statute of limitations runs out, you may not be able to pursue compensation.
What types of cases do personal injury lawyers handle?
Personal injury law encompasses many types of cases, from motor vehicle accidents to premises liability. Our firm has helped clients with personal injury cases involving:
- Construction Accidents
- Lead poisoning
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Bus and 18-wheeler accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
Are there any costs for a consultation or up-front legal fees?
Our personal injury lawyers offer a free, no-obligation consultation. We take personal injury accident cases on a contingency. This means that we only get paid a legal fee, if you collect compensation from a settlement or verdict.
Services cost you nothing upfront and you only pay from the settlement or verdict.
The personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC are ready to serve you
Our firm’s staff boasts more than 30 years of combined experience helping victims recover compensation and get back on their feet. We treat our clients with the utmost care and respect. Past clients agree that Jacob Oresky and his team feel like “family friends.”
We have won more than $400 million in personal injury and wrongful death settlements and verdicts. To find out more about how our personal injury lawyers can help you get the compensation you are entitled to, call (718) 993-9999 for a free, no-obligation consultation.