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18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer

Protecting Clients Injured In Collisions With Semi-Trucks

When there is a crash between an 18-wheeler and your average car, the 18-wheeler normally wins.

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What We Do

We Are Experienced 18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys

Cars and occupants usually don’t stand a chance in a crash with an 18-wheeler.   If you suffered injuries and want help from an 18-wheeler accident lawyer in New York City, NY, the team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC is standing by.

18-wheelers, also known as big rigs, are often owned by large trucking companies with robust legal departments. These legal teams and their insurance companies may begin developing a defense against your accident as soon as it happens.

Recent Case Results

We Have Helped Thousands of Injury & Auto Accident Victims

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
Construction $7.5 Million $7.5 settlement for helper injured in fall from forklift resulting in multiple surgeries.
Construction Accidents $6.6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from scaffold sustaining serious injuries.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Settlement for electrician that fell one story off of roof during construction of an extension.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Awarded to construction worker that fell from ladder while installing window frame.
Construction Accidents $6 Million Won by construction worker that fell from ladder sustaining serious injuries.
Negligent Supervision $6 Million Awarded to 19 year old mentally disabled man that suffered severe burns as a result of institution’s failure to supervise.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Awarded to construction worker struck by falling object at construction site.

We know how to fight and have the track record to prove it. Oresky & Associates, PLLC has won millions for our clients. If you have been injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer in New York City, NY, call the team of accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC that have helped thousands of accident victims over the past 30 years for a free no-obligation consultation.

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How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With An 18-Wheeler Accident

It can be hard for truck accident victims to stand up to these intimidating companies and fight for their rights without a legal team of their own. The team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC is not afraid to go toe-to-toe against trucking companies. If you want to work with 18 wheeler accident attorneys who will treat you like family, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC at (718) 993-9999.

If you have been injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, it is likely that your injuries are severe and you might even still be recovering. It can be difficult to navigate a personal injury lawsuit alone, but especially so when you are suffering to regain your health.

The Oresky & Associates, PLLC team can help. We want to take the legal burden of your accident off your shoulders, so you can have peace of mind.

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I really liked the work from the office. I appreciate what they did for me. I had quick results and I feel very happy. Thank you for everything.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC. They obtained an excellent result for my case. They are always there to help the community.

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I had an accident four years ago and I contacted the Oresky law firm. From the beginning I was treated well. They are all professionals and they treated me like family. I am very grateful to them and for all the attention they gave my case. Thank ...

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A van hit me and broke my leg in several places, I was afraid that I was going to lose my leg. I was overwhelmed with medical bills. I called Jacob Oresky & Associates and they visited me in the hospital. Jacob walked me through the whole pro...

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The attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates took my case and fought for me. They were always very friendly with me and I recommend them to any person that has suffered an accident. I am very satisfied with the work that the attorney Jacob Ores...

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After my accident I was in pain and didn’t know what to do. I’m grateful to have found Jacob Oresky who helped me with my case. They fought long and hard and at the end won my case. So if you need help, call Jacob Oresky.

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I’m very satisfied with the work Jacob Oresky & Associates did on my case. I liked the professional service. I recommend them to everyone who had an accident.

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I had a car accident and was hurt really bad. Jacob Oresky took my case and helped me in every step of the way. He made sure that the insurance company paid all my medical expenses and that I was compensated for all my pain. The staff was always f...

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Jacob the lawyer really helped me. I was hurt pretty bad in a car accident. His office got right on my case and started the law suit right away. I would never go to anyone else. He is the best.

18-Wheeler Accident Attorneys

Who Do You Call If You Get Hit By an 18-Wheeler?

Our team can file your claim, file for no-fault benefits to pay for your medical expenses and lost wages. We can help you collect the requisite documents and evidence necessary to make your accident claim. Further, we can handle investigations, hire accident reconstruction experts, and obtain evidence to support your case through the court system.

We can also gather your medical records, hire medical experts, life care planners, and economists. Those records and expert testimony can be extremely important in presenting your case and obtaining a fair settlement or just jury verdict. Once Oresky & Associates, PLLC has pursued your case, we will prepare you for trial.

01. Free Case Evaluation

Call our office, send us an email, or chat with us online to receive a free case evaluation.

02. Get Signed Up

After your free case review, we can set up your client profile and gather any information you already have.

03. Start Your Recovery

We can take over your case from here and update you as it progresses. You can focus on your health while we focus on your case.


Frequently Asked Questions

Common Legal Questions

We have taken negligent parties, who refused to settle, to court in a trial before and if that is what it takes for you to receive just compensation, we are ready to do it again. Our team is here to represent you throughout the entire process.

Should I get a lawyer for a car accident?
You can argue that the best time to hire a car accident lawyer is shortly after your accident happens. By hiring a car accident lawyer from our firm, you:
  • Protect yourself from insurance companies
  • Have a buffer between you and the parties who caused your accident
  • Reduce the risk of your rights being violated
The insurance company may try to get you to accept a low settlement offer. These offers come quickly but generally do not cover your long-term losses. A lawyer from our team will shield you from lowball settlement offers by fighting for the full scope of your damages. You can learn more by reading our full blog post here.
Why should I contact a spinal cord injury attorney after a spinal cord accident?
The challenges that a spinal cord victim faces are ongoing and life-changing. A skilled attorney who can fight for your rights, compensation, and continuing medical expenses is invaluable.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Personal injury lawyers help victims recover compensation for injuries and damages that someone else’s negligence caused. They do this by helping clients with insurance claims and/or civil lawsuits. Want to learn more? Read our full article here.
How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident?
Fault is determined by the way that the accident happened.  Did a driver go through a light or stop sign?  Was the driver speeding or driving unreasonably under the circumstances?  New York is a comparative fault state, meaning you can still recover some compensation for damages even if you are the mostly at-fault driver. Many times, the crash is a result of both drivers who share percentages of the fault.
Who do I sue for my injuries in a car accident case?
Claims for car accidents are usually made against the insurance companies for the owners and operators of the vehicles involved in the car accident. Sometimes a driver’s employer, a business entity or other party may need to be added to the claim and future lawsuit. Make sure that all of the proper parties are made part of your case so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to.
What happens if I am partially at fault for my car accident?
As long as you are not 100 percent at fault for your car accident you can still recover money damages for your injuries from the other party who caused your accident. Most accidents involve some degree of comparative fault between the parties.
What are the chances of recovery from a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most devastating injuries you can suffer. While there is no way to reverse the damage completely, immediate treatment and medical advances can sometimes make a significant difference in the outcome.
I Have Insurance, and I Have the Other Driver’s Insurance Information. Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Unfortunately, people are not always honest, and you need a knowledgeable lawyer to help you gather evidence that you cannot get on your own. Of course, you need the accident report, but you also may need witness statements, certified weather reports,  photos from the accident scene,  driver statements,  and other evidence to establish liability.
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Who Do You Call If You Get Hit By an 18-wheeler?

If you are injured in an 18-wheeler wreck, you should first call the police and ambulance. You want to file a police report as soon as possible so that all information about the truck, the truck driver, and other information about the vehicle involved and the incident is accurately and officially documented.

Make sure to have someone take pictures of the accident scene. If you are hurt and with a family member or friend, ask them to take pictures of the vehicles.  The more pictures you have later, the better. They will deter any question of facts that might come up later. Photographs can be used later to document the progression and severity of your injuries, especially those that are not immediately visible.

Obtaining information from any witnesses, including their contact information, is very important.  Witness evidence and testimony could prove helpful if the other side disputes any facts. If you were too severely injured to secure the above, much of this information should be in the police report.

Understanding Your Rights After An 18-Wheeler Accident

You have the right to justice. Personal injury claims are negligence claims. When another’s negligence has caused you harm, you are entitled to justice by law. The negligent party is legally accountable for the consequences of their negligent actions.

When you are injured, an insurance adjuster might reach out to you quickly after the accident. Remember that an insurance adjuster is not a mediator or a neutral party. They work for the company that is liable. Their goal is to save that company, and themselves, money.

They might also try to convince you that their client bears no responsibility, was not negligent, and that you have no valid claim when you actually do. It is highly suggested that you speak with a truck injury attorney before speaking to an insurance adjuster.

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Hiring The Right 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer To Protect Your Rights

Never accept handshake agreements or under-the-table settlements either. They may be afraid that if you know your rights and exercise them, they could be held fully liable. You have rights and Oresky & Associates, PLLC will protect and exercise them for you.

If you have sustained a trucking accident injury, you have rights. An 18-wheeler accident lawyer in New York, NY at Oresky & Associates, PLLC is not afraid to fight for you in or outside of the courtroom. Allow us the opportunity to start the investigation of your truck accident case today, before the evidence disappears and memories grow dim.

Our team of attorneys, paralegals, and investigators are ready to go to right to work for you.  Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC at (718) 993-9999 for a free, no-obligation, free consultation to see how we can help you today.

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