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Bus Accident Lawyers

We Represent Victims Of Bus Accidents In New York City

The law firm of Oresky & Associates, PLLC handles bus accident cases, including pedestrian knockdown accidents with buses and wrongful death.

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Experienced NY Bus Accident Lawyers

We Protect Those Injured By Buses In New York City

Bus accident lawyers in New York City can help determine the bus owner’s and driver’s responsibility for your NYC bus accident. The law firm of Oresky & Associates, PLLC handles bus accident cases, including pedestrian knockdown accidents with buses and wrongful death. We understand the stress and frustration you feel after a bus accident and want you to know that we are ready to go to work for you. As experienced bus accident lawyers, it is our goal to make sure you understand your legal rights and options. We investigate your case, help you file insurance claims for medical expenses and lost wages, prepare your case for the court process, and proceed all the way through jury trial or settlement.

Recent Case Results

More Than 30 Years Of Fighting Cases In The Courts

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.

Our legal team is experienced in handling personal injury, accident cases, and has won some of New York’s largest settlements and verdicts.  We bring forth our experience, hard work ethic, and dedication to all of our clients.

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NYC Bus Accident Lawyers

You May Be Entitled To Compensation Regardless of Your Legal Status

Attorney Jacob Oresky, our firm’s founder, has been helping injured and disabled people recover compensation and justice for more than 30 years. Our team of lawyers, paralegals, and investigators have obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements in bus and motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • $5 million awarded to family members of a pedestrian killed in a school bus accident
  • $4.6 million for an injured driver from a multi-vehicle car crash
  • $4.5 million awarded to the family of a pedestrian killed by a van
  • $3.45 million to a pedestrian struck by a commercial van
  • $1.2 million for the wrongful death of a gentleman killed after a hit and run accident
  • 8,000 for a seriously injured passenger in an automobile accident

Our bus accident lawyers are dedicated to helping you seek just compensation under New York State laws.

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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 great experience with Jacob Oresky’s Office. He was always there when I needed him. He and his staff provided me with great service.

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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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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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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 am very happy because my case was finish very quickly and am very satisfied with Jacob Oresky.

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I am very grateful for their services, for being so responsible and efficient.

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The attorney Jacob Oresky prepared me personally to testify on my case. I felt well prepared and he made me feel very calm. He accompanied me on every step and every moment.

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates to anybody that had suffered an accident. They treated me like family. I love them very much.

NYC Bus Accident Attorneys

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help With Your Bus Accident

Your first action after a bus accident is medical care. Your doctor may diagnose and treat your injuries as only a qualified healthcare professional can. Your next step should be to contact the experienced bus accident lawyers with Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

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

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.
How Much Can I obtain from a Car Accident Settlement?
Several factors influence the amount you might obtain from a car accident settlement. The seriousness of your injury plays a significant role in determining this amount, as it affects your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and many other types of damages. The amount of insurance coverage available plays another significant part in the outcome of your settlement. Of course, a lawyer’s experience building personal injury cases, handling insurance companies, and negotiating fair settlements is yet another important consideration in this equation. Want to learn more about car accident settlements? Read our full article 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.
What is life like after a spinal cord injury?
The amount of independence and movement is different for each person depending on where on the spine the injury occurred. Every person who sustains a spinal cord injury will have a different lifestyle than before the injury.
Can I Sue For A Work-Related Injury?
You can sue for a work-related injury under certain conditions. Typically, employers in New York have immunity from personal injury lawsuits, but there are exceptions. There may be other liable parties (other than your employer) who do not have this immunity. You can read our full blog post here to find out more.
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 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.

We Help Bus Accident Victims

Bus accidents are more complex than other kinds of motor vehicle accidents. Buses are huge, heavy, and harder to control, which makes injuries from these collisions more likely and more serious. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported more than 170,000 Americans were injured in accidents involving buses and trucks in 2017.

We Protect Your Rights After a Bus Accident

New York has complex liability and negligence laws. In some instances, you may be unsure which party bears the fault for the accident, especially if several parties are involved. A bus accident attorney can help with different types of bus accidents, including those that involve:

  • City (MABSTOA) buses
  • School buses
  • Interstate and intrastate buses
  • Motor coaches
  • Private buses

Please call our team of experienced bus accident lawyers for help after any kind of bus injury at (718) 993-9999.

We Protect Your Rights After a Bus Accident

You have rights, and Oresky & Associates will protect and exercise them for you. A bus accident lawyer in New York City can help you prove liability to seek compensation for your injuries and losses.

How We Show Liability

Bus accidents happen for a reason. The question become, who is at fault?  How do you prove it?

Our legal team can identify the causes and involved parties as we:

  • Gather evidence including photographs, witness statements, retain accident reconstruction experts and more.
  • During the course of the law suit we will conduct depositions, subpoena witnesses and examine all available evidence.
  • Compile medical reports, tests, and evaluations from your doctor.
  • File insurance claims with the appropriate carrier(s).
  • Prepare your case for trial and / or Negotiate an acceptable settlement.
  • Protect your rights throughout with a strong commitment to client service and care.

The law firm of Oresky & Associates, PLLC is ready to help you and your loved ones. Our bilingual staff can help gather evidence, interview witnesses, and help you understand the process of proving liability.

When to Call Oresky & Associates, PLLC

Like other states, New York has a statute of limitations, or deadline, that limits your time to file a lawsuit. When you are filing a claim against a municipality you must file a notice of claim within very short time limits proscribed by law prior to filing a lawsuit.  In addition there are strict time deadlines for filing no-fault benefits.   These time limitations may bar your claim no-fault benefits which are provided to cover your medical expenses and lost wages up to certain limits, unless your claim is timely filed.  Your notice of claim and law suit must also be filed within strict time limitations

If you have been injured in a bus accident, call Oresky & Associates, PLLC right away to determine which time deadlines apply to your case.  Allow us the opportunity to protect your claim and fight for your rights.

Compensatory Damages for a Bus Accident

A bus accident often results in extensive injuries that may keep you out of work and your daily routine for weeks, months, or longer. A bus accident lawyer will objectively assess your injuries and damages to pursue compensation for your current and future losses.

Some of the damages associated with a bus accident may include:

  • Money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Money damages for future pain and suffering caused by injuries
  • Medical treatment including ambulance, urgent or emergency care, surgery, specialists, hospitalization, and follow-up care
  • Lost union benefits if applicable
  • Prescription medicine and medical equipment
  • Loss of services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of companionship, consortium, protection, or guidance
  • Wrongful death

You deserve to focus on your health, recovery, and loved ones. Your bus accident lawyer can bring you peace of mind as he/she seeks damages for your expenses and injuries.

How Many Bus Accidents Happen

Bus drivers in New York City, like all drivers, owe other motorists a duty of care to take reasonable measures to operate a bus safely. Bus drivers must undergo extensive training, pass specialized tests, and follow regulations for safe and responsible driving.

Even with strict safety standards, bus accidents happen. They can be caused by:

  • Distracted driving (including texting, eating, or drinking while driving)
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Reckless driving including speeding and failure to yield
  • Insufficient driver training

You should not have to suffer financially if a careless driver injured you or a family member. Oresky & Associates, PLLC will seek to  hold the bus company or even a governmental authority accountable for your injuries and damages.

Bus Accident Lawyers in NYC

Call Us for a Free Consultation

A bus accident lawyer in New York City is in a unique position to help you seek money damages. Our firm is committed to helping you resolve this situation with client-centered services and fully bilingual staff members.

You deserve a strong legal advocate regardless of your status as a citizen or resident. Please call Oresky & Associates, PLLC today for a free, no-obligation consultation by dialing (718) 993-9999.

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