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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 $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.
Construction Accidents $5.6 Million Settlement for Scaffold Installer that fell one story during construction of sidewalk bridge.

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 hired Jacob Oresky for my case and I received a quick and good answer for the expectations that I had. For those reasons, I recommend this firm.

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I am very satisfied with the attorney Jacob Oresky and his employees. They are really efficient with their cases. I am very thankful. Many blessing to them. Thank you. The experience with Jacob Oresky has been a great one

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I have known Jacob Oresky & his team for over ten years and they have been loyal, honest and committed to working for you all the way. The best lawyer in the Bronx.

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I recommend the attorney Jacob Oresky to every single person that had suffered any type of accident. They took my case and treated me like family. I’m very thankful with their services. Thank God and Jacob Oresky. Victor

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Jacob Oresky & Associates have been very attentive and helpful. They worry about clients, they are very friendly and I recommend them to the whole community.

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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 would like to say from the bottom of my heart that since I began to work with this office I have felt like they are my family. I never felt tense in dealing with these people that love their jobs.

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Jacob Oresky is really a great attorney. He worked hard on my case and treated me like family. I was extremely pleased with his representation.

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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.

What Damages Are Available if I’m Injured in a Car Crash?
Damages are recoverable for past and future pain and suffering, economic loss, such as lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation, therapy, and long-term residential care will also be considered damages under the law.  Union members may recover lost future benefits.  Other damages are recoverable and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Can I Get Compensated if I Was Partly at Fault for My Car Accident?
The short answer is yes - many times, you can be compensated if you are partly at fault. Again, New York is a no-fault insurance state in which your own insurance pays for your out-of-pocket costs such as limited lost wages and medical bills up to $50,000.  When you make a claim for pain and suffering as well as certain economic loss above no-fault, the percentages of fault will be considered in your recovery. Your injury from your car accident may have a certain value, however, fault will be taken into consideration at the time of trial or settlement.
What is a deposition?
A deposition or EBT (examination before trial) is an opportunity for the defendants’ lawyers to ask you questions under oath about how your accident occurred. Depositions are normally conducted in an attorney’s office or the office of the court reporter who is transcribing your testimony. All parties are usually deposed.
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.
Will my car accident case go to trial?
Most car accident cases settle before trial, however, you must be prepared to go all the way to jury verdict. If the defense counsel or the insurance adjuster senses that you are not ready to go the distance, they will try and settle for less than full value. Make sure your case is prepared to go all the way.
Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?
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. Read our full article to find out more about when it's right to hire a personal injury lawyer. 
Can I bring a car accident lawsuit if I am undocumented?
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought without regard to your immigration status. Even if you are undocumented you have the right to sue for money damages for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering.
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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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