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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 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.
Construction Accidents $5 Million Dollars won by demolition worker that was knocked off ladder by HVAC duct, fracturing arm, requiring back surgery, amongst other injuries.

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 had the best experience having Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. I would fully recommend their services.

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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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I would recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates. I’m very satisfied with the work they did on my wife’s case.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates are the best attorneys in the Bronx. I recommend them to every single person that had an accident.

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This is the law firm that works hard for you to the very end.

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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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I feel very satisfied with the work that the office of Jacob Oresky did and I thank them very much. Thank you for your help.

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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.

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.
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.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer; can’t I just call the insurance company myself and try to get a settlement?
Insurance companies have skilled attorneys working to protect them as well as adjusters whose job it is to resolve claims for as little money as possible. Car accident victims representing themselves will usually be at a significant disadvantage. You should have skilled personal injury attorneys at your side, like those at Oresky & Associates, fighting for your rights, with a proven track record of obtaining over $300 Million Dollars in verdicts and settlements for New York accident victims. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident attorney.
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.
How do I find a lawyer for a car accident?
Finding a lawyer to represent you in your car accident case requires research—there simply is no way around it. Begin your homework by searching online for car accident lawyers in your area (New York City, Bronx, or Queens, for example). As you review their websites, check for the following characteristics: 
  • Experience in personal injury law—and with car accidents, specifically
  • Results—financial value of settlements and awards
  • Positive testimonials that speak to you
You can read more about how to find a lawyer for a car accident here.
How does a medical malpractice lawsuit work?
Medical malpractice lawsuits usually begin with an insurance claim. Your attorney will attempt to prove your case and negotiate a settlement that covers your damages. If obtaining compensation outside of court is not an option, you can pursue a civil suit. Want to find out more? Read our full article here.
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. 
What should I do after a car accident?
After a car accident, you should always call for help. While you wait for help to arrive, check for injuries—both your own and those of others involved in the collision. Be sure to accept necessary medical attention from any paramedics on the scene and follow up with a health care provider as soon as possible in the days following the accident. Last but not least, connect with a lawyer––and do it fast. Get more information on what to do after an auto accident by reading our full post.
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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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