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NYC, Bronx & Queens Personal Injury Lawyers

Hard Working Personal Injury Attorneys Serving the Bronx, Queens, and the NYC Area

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. Don’t allow an accident to cause more harm than it already has. Obtain legal help from an experienced team of compassionate lawyers and paralegals that are ready to go to work for you. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our Queens and Bronx personal injury lawyers have successfully represented over two thousand accident victims in the NYC area, from Westchester County to Long Island for over 25 years. We are dedicated to representing our clients so that they receive settlements and win verdicts that represent just compensation for the injuries and damages that they suffered as the result of an accident. Whether you need a construction accident attorney or legal representation in a car accident case or a slip and fall lawsuit, we provide the kind of personalized, compassionate representation that we would want if we were in your shoes.

When you call our firm, we go right to work for you. We will travel to meet with you at the hospital or home. Once retained, we will start an immediate investigation of your case. This will include everything that we feel is necessary, from photographing the scene of the accident, interviewing witnesses, obtaining police reports, DMV and Building Department Searches, and obtaining reports from other governmental entities. Our team of investigators knows what needs to be uncovered before memories grow dim and evidence becomes lost. To make the best presentation of your case at trial we hire experts such as accident reconstruction engineers, life care planners to forecast future necessary medical care and treatment, economists to testify concerning monetary damages, and other experts as well. We will do whatever is necessary to best present your case.

Construction Accidents

We take great pride in the significant and substantial case results that we have been able to obtain for construction accident victims. Most of these cases are pursued under New York Labor Law §§ 240 and 241(6). Under the law, contractors and property owners may be held 100% responsible for injuries to construction workers working at heights or injured by materials or equipment that has fallen from a height, whether the worker was at fault or not. New York’s Labor Law § 240(1) requires owners and contractors to provide workers with proper protection such as safe ladders, scaffolds, and fall protection equipment. If a safety device fails, such as a ladder tipping over, or a scaffold collapsing, an owner and contractor may be held 100% responsible regardless of the worker’s fault.

The “scaffold law,” § 240, also covers many types of accidents that do not necessarily involve scaffolds, such as those in which a crane or hoist was not made safe to use or collapses. Falling materials or equipment which should have been secured will also fall under the protections of Labor Law 240(1). It is important to talk to a construction accident lawyer if you have been hurt in any type of accident involving a ladder, scaffold, crane, hoist, lull, forklift, construction related trade, painting, pointing, carpentry, plumbing, and so on.

A construction accident case is different from a Workers’ Compensation claim. A person who is hurt on the job at a construction site or engaged in a related type of trade such as painting, pointing, building should know that they may be able to start a law suit for injuries, pain and suffering, and other damages in addition to receiving Workers’ Compensation. If you were injured at a construction site, or engaged in masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, or repair work, you should not assume that Workers’ Compensation is your only option.

Car Accidents

Motor vehicle collision cases arise from many types of careless behavior on the road. Drivers often text behind the wheel, fail to pay proper attention to traffic conditions, including pedestrians and other cars, drive drunk, speed well over the posted limit, fail to yield at an intersection, or run a stop sign or a red light. A car accident victim, whether pedestrian, passenger, or driver, that can show that another driver was negligent, careless, broke a traffic law or otherwise drove unsafely may be able to obtain compensation for injuries caused by an automobile accident. Even if they shared in the blame for the accident, they may still be able to obtain significant compensation. A car accident lawyer can help New York City residents who have been hit by a careless driver assert their right to money damages for injuries, lost wages, medical expenses and other damages. Our Queens and Bronx personal injury lawyers can fight for your rights at trial or by seeking a settlement of your case.

We are proud of the substantial and significant case results that we have achieved for car accident victims. If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t become overwhelmed with the claim’s process and no-fault insurance paper work, let us handle everything for you. We have the skills, confidence, and experience to represent you and obtain for you the compensation that you deserve.

Truck Accidents

Truck accident cases tend to be especially devastating because of the impact created by such a massive vehicle. They may also be fiercely contested because of the sophistication of the trucking industry in handling truck accidents. Some truck companies have early response teams that visit the scene of major accidents to gather information and perform investigation before any other party has a chance to do so. There is often so much at stake. There may be multiple parties responsible for the ownership and operation of the truck, as well as the employment of the driver. If you have been injured in a truck accident, its important to have the right legal team on your side. At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we are ready to investigate your truck accident case, and look into theories for fault of the accident, including whether the driver had been working without proper sleep, improper use of the vehicle, as well as other possible causes for the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are very vulnerable in a crash. Injuries like broken bones, herniated discs, amputations, brain injuries, and even paralysis may result when a careless driver strikes them. Many motorcycle accidents happen at intersections when a driver fails to notice the slim profile of an approaching motorcyclist or misjudges their speed. In some cases, a crash may even be fatal. A motorcyclist’s family may be able to bring a wrongful death claim for compensation when a tragedy like this happens.

At Oresky & Associates, we have won many millions of dollars for victims of car accidents and motorcycle crashes throughout the New York City metro area.. If you were the operator or passenger of a motorcycle and involved in an accident caused by the carelessness of another you have rights and may recovery monetary damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, as well as other economic loss.

Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall Accidents and Other Premises Liability Claims

Slips, trips and falls may happen when businesses and other property owners do not use reasonable care in maintaining their premises. Commercial, residential, and business owners need to address any safety hazards that they find or that they would be reasonably expected to find that could cause a person to slip, trip or fall on their property. These premises liability cases are very fact-specific. It is important to act quickly because conditions may change evidence and favorable evidence may be preserved. Both photographic and video evidence may be useful after a slip and fall as a means of documenting the conditions at the time of the accident. A knowledgeable attorney will know how to identify and gather the evidence needed to prove your case.

Some of the accident cases in which we have represented victims have arisen from situations involving ice and snow, broken sidewalks, poorly maintained stairs or hallways, missing handrails, worn carpets, broken or missing door saddles Slip and falls frequently happen in supermarkets, retail stores, and residential buildings, as well as public areas. Once we are retained on a slip or trip and fall case, we go right to work for you in order to investigate the case and preserve evidence. We send out investigators immediately to photograph the scene of an accident, recognizing that physical evidence and witness testimony are often critical to success.

Lead Poisoning

Exposure to lead paint may lead to serious injuries (including cognitive problems, speech impediments, and brain damage) in young children. Under New York’s lead abatement laws, it may be possible to hold a building owner responsible for harm caused to a child through lead exposure.Landlords are required to remove lead paint when they are aware that children who are seven years old or younger are in their buildings. If your child has been injured because of lead poisoning, you should consult with a lawyer experienced in lead paint cases. We can help you pursue compensation for your child which will help compensate him or her for the the damges caused to them by the negligent landlord.

Wrongful Death

New York law protects the families of those who suffered death through the negligence of others. New York law allows an action to be maintained for damages accruing before death, for example, conscious pain and suffering, loss of earnings, funeral expenses and medical expenses. In addition an action may be maintained for the benefit of those whose suffered financially and lost the financial support of the person that died.

The goal of a wrongful death action is to compensate the family, survivors and beneficiaries for the loss of their loved one.

In times of grief it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the death, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties. Let us help.

Our firm can fight for your rights, make sure that you receive all available benefits, and seek the full compensation that you deserve. If a loved one has died through the negligence of another, call us, and find out how we can help you. See our case results for some outstanding victories that we achieved for victims of accidents, including, wrongful death accidents.

Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Neglect

Unfortunately, people who work in the health care industry or in nursing homes may cause great harm when they fail to act within professional guide lines. New York medical malpractice require obtaining an expert’s opinion as to what went wrong in the procedure, why it went wrong, and how it caused the patient’s injuries. Some common forms of medical malpractice include surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, and prescription drug errors.

As with other personal injury cases, medical malpractice claims must be brought within certain time periods, known as the statute of limitations. Seeking legal guidance promptly allows victims to build a strong case without worrying about losing their rights because of this rule.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in the Bronx, Queens, NYC

A serious accident involving you or a loved one is a frightening and confusing experience. We understand what you are going through, and we are here to fight for you at every step of the way. You should not trust an insurer to treat you fairly unless you have a lawyer of your own to best represent your interests. If you are facing the effects of a life-changing injury, you need an experienced Queens or Bronx personal injury attorney to explain your options clearly and completely while vigorously asserting your rights. You can contact Oresky & Associates online or at (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation. We help victims throughout the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, in addition to Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties.

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Over $250 Million won in settlements and verdicts for our clients in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island
Construction Accident & Personal Injury Case Results $18,000,000.00Verdict for undocumented worker who fell from a scaffold at a construction site and fractured his ankle, suffered disc herniations and underwent two surgeries.
$7,500,000.00Settlement for undocumented worker who fell off of sidewalk bridge suffering herniated discs requiring multiple surgeries, along with other traumatic injuries.
$6,600,000.00Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
$6,000,000.00Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
$6,000,000.00won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
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At Oresky & Associates, pllc. we are known for our successful representation of accident victims throughout the New York metro area. If you've been injured due to some other person or company's careless or negligent behavior, we may be able to help you get compensation.

We are dedicated to helping our clients pursue settlements and verdicts that meet their present and future needs. Don't hesitate to contact us at our offices in the Bronx and Queens to schedule a free consultation. You will not pay us any attorney fees unless we help you win money damages.

Attorney Jacob Oresky was born and raised in New York City and started practicing law in 1987. After working as an associate at a large law firm, Mr. Oresky decided to open his own practice. In 1992, he founded our law firm in a modest office in the basement of a residential building.

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