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Car Accident Lawyer In Bronx, Queens & NYC

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Oresky & Associates, PLLC. is well known for the successful representation of automobile accident victims.

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Car Accident Attorney In NYC

Representing the Interests of Car Accident Victims

When you are involved in a car accident and suffer an injury, it affects every part of your life. As a result of a car accident you could have substantial medical bills and the resulting inability to work.  You will be caused to deal with insurance companies, insurance adjusters, and extensive paperwork.  

If you are injured, you might be eligible to receive compensation for your injures and damages. When you have questions, you need answers. It’s best to have the help of an experienced auto accident attorney to navigate this difficult time—you need Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

We understand your financial and other needs after a devastating car wreck. If you’ve been injured in a car accident in New York City, request a free consultation with the car accident lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC.

Recent Case Results

More Than 25 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.
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NYC Car Accident Attorneys

We File all Claims for You, for No-Fault (Medical Benefits, Lost Wages) and Disability!

Oresky & Associates, PLLC. was recognized in the New York Law Journal and in New York Magazine “Top Verdicts & Settlements” during 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 in having some of the highest money awards in New York State for accident cases. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have secured more than $400 million in verdicts for our clients.

You will not pay an attorneys’ fee until we resolve your case and collect money damages for you through a settlement or jury verdict.

* Prior results do not guarantee a future similar outcome.

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Our Process

Our Team Can Start Working for You from the Moment You Call

When it comes to litigation, there is no time to waste. Once you call our office, we can start building your case in your fight for compensation. In three short steps, your legal journey can begin today.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer?
When you are involved in a car accident, there is a free consultation. If you have a case, you pay no fees until we win your case. The cost calculates as a percentage of the amount you are awarded as compensation through settlement or jury trial, also known as a contingency fee basis.
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.
What Happens if the Other Driver Was Uninsured?
If the other driver was uninsured we can file an uninsured motorist claim under your vehicle’s insurance policy.  Automobile insurance policies written for New York State motorists are required to have uninsured protection.  This insurance will provide financial compensation to you, if the at fault driver does not have insurance. If you must file through your own insurer, you need a skilled law firm to help you recover the maximum money damages available.
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.
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.
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.

Representing the Interests of Auto Accident Victims

Some notable settlements and jury verdicts that have been achieved by our New York auto accident lawyers include:

  • $5,000,000.00 awarded to family of pedestrian that was killed by a school bus.
  • $4,600,000.00 verdict for injured driver in three car accident.
  • $3,450,000.00 won by pedestrian struck by commercial van, suffering bilateral leg fractures, shoulder injuries, requiring multiple surgeries.
  • $1,500,000.00 awarded to a passenger in an automobile accident sustaining injuries.
  • $1,300,000.00 awarded to a pedestrian sustaining severe injuries after being struck by an automobile.
  • $1,200,000.00 awarded to the family of a man that was killed as a result of a hit and run car accident.
  • $1,100,000.00 verdict for passenger in taxi cab accident sustaining injuries.

Contact us 24/7, to find out how one of our Queens car accident lawyers can help you with your automobile accident case. Serving N.Y.C. (Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island), Long Island and Westchester, call us now – (718) 993-9999 – to receive your FREE consultation or contact our office online and schedule a consultation with an auto accident attorney in New York today.

When To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

No one is ever prepared for unexpected car accidents. Suddenly, you have so many questions and decisions to make. You might be wondering if you need a car accident lawyer, and the answer is yes, you do.

Handling all the details and choices you have to make, not to mention the mounting medical bills, will leave you feeling overwhelmed. There are significant benefits to hiring a car accident attorney, including:

  • Generally, car accident victims with legal representation receive higher compensation sums than those who do not have a lawyer.
  • An experienced personal injury attorney will represent your car accident case and present necessary details and information from an objective point of view.
  • Skilled lawyers have experience ensuring you document all medical treatment, prescriptions, and auto information correctly, so you have accurate records to present to the court.
  • An experienced attorney can negotiate directly with the insurance company to secure a  settlement amount when you file a car accident claim.

Why Should I Hire a New York Car Accident Attorney?

New York car accident victims suffer many side effects and lingering problems from automobile accidents. The suffering and pain can feel endless, from fractures and internal injuries to loss of income and climbing medical expenses.

Getting your bills covered and receiving the compensation you need is very difficult without the settlement negotiations skill of an experienced lawyer. Insurance companies work for themselves, and they could minimize your circumstance and question the truth of your injury. Even when it is clear that you are not the at-fault party, they may treat you as if you caused the accident.

When you have a knowledgeable attorney fighting for you, they will attempt to obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to.  In addition to helping you navigate the legal process, they will file a personal injury claim on your behalf.  A New York lawyer knows how to navigate the system for you. For instance:

  • They will protect you from divulging information about the accident that should be kept confidential.
  • They are experienced at collecting pertinent evidence that will help your case. Cataloging police reports, documented medical records, property damage at the car wreck scene, and any details that affect your case is part of their process.
  • They obtain accident reports, eyewitness testimony, accident reconstruction experts, and note hazardous conditions that could have impacted the collision.
  • They will stand up to the tactics and pressure from the insurance company trying to settle for less than your circumstance warrants.
  • They will keep you from settling too soon.

The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

Any resident or visitor to New York will notice right away the high volume of traffic. Bicyclists, motorcycles, cars, buses, and cabs are crowding the roads at the same time. There are countless road accidents every year.

Distracted Driving

With the meteoric rise of cell phone use, distracted driving has become a top cause of car crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association shows that distracted driving is a problem in every state. Motorists are consistently on their phones calling, texting, and video-chatting. Looking down to send a text requires five seconds, in which time you can drive the entire length of a football field with your eyes off the road.

Distracted driving also includes motor vehicle accidents in which the driver is changing radio stations, adjusting with the navigation, and eating while driving.

Following Too Closely

New York City is one of the most challenging places to drive with the combination of moving vehicles, bicycles, and thousands of pedestrians. Following too closely behind another driver is common. Many times drivers are aggressive in shifting lanes and driving too fast for conditions, causing rear-end collisions.

The Police Department of New York City reports that driving too closely constitutes the second-highest number of motor vehicle collisions in any given month. You should always leave sufficient car lengths behind the car in front of you and be aware of the overall driving conditions.

Failure To Yield

When a driver fails to yield to a motorist or pedestrian, there are fines and often court costs. While this might not seem significant, the ticket points will increase your insurance premiums for several years. Ultimately, you can lose your license for too many failures to yield offenses.

Speeding

Speeding in NYC is a ticketable offense, with the fines increasing the higher over the speed limit you go. Drivers who get a speeding ticket must pay a fine, and the ticket impacts your insurance rates for several years. If you have multiple speeding tickets, you could lose your license. You may need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the speeding tickets and keep your driving privileges.

Drunk Driving

The CDC reports that one in three traffic deaths involve a drunk driver.  Negligence due to drunk or impaired NYC drivers is may result in civil as well as criminal action.  Drunk driving car accidents cause deaths every day in the United States.

Road Defects

The congestion of traffic in and around NYC can make navigating difficult. Driving challenges compound when there is road work or road defect.  The following situations affect driving in the city regularly:

  • Defective pavement
  • Lane marking improper or inadequate
  • Obstruction/debris
  • Pavement defective
  • Pavement slippery
  • Shoulders defective/improper
  • Traffic control device improper/not working
  • View obstructed/limited

Defective Vehicles and Equipment

Vehicles and equipment have thousands of moving parts. When just one part stops working correctly, this can cause catastrophic situations like a blown-out tire or a vehicle roll-over. These problems could be due to defective design or defective parts. New York laws allow consumers to file a claim against automobile and equipment manufacturers when a faulty component causes harm.

If you decide you are eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation, you need a skilled attorney to help you get the maximum you can. An attorney will know about filing a products liability claim.

Drowsy Driving

Fatigued drivers also account for vehicle crashes and deaths. Examples of this can be a new mother who is tired from staying up with a baby or someone who hangs out with friends late into the night. Fatigue leads to impaired cognition, low performance, lowered driver performance, and response time.

Seat Belts

Numerous drivers and vehicle occupants killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts. A proper seat belt keeps you inside your vehicle in a crash, protects you from the force of the airbag deploying, and significantly reduces the risk of fatality in a car crash.

Drug-Impaired Driving

Many substances can impair your ability to drive safely, including:

  • Marijuana, alcohol, and some prescription drugs can slow your responses when driving—impaired judgment and reaction times are significant
  • Methamphetamines and cocaine make drivers reckless and aggressive
  • Two or more of the drugs above amplifies the overall effects
  • Many drugs cause dizziness which impairs driving responses

How Can Hiring an Attorney Change Your Compensation?

When you are involved in a car accident, there is no way for you to know the extent of your expenses and injuries right away. Many costs continue long after the motor vehicle accident.

Without legal representation, the insurance company holds the power.   A personal injury attorney can maximize the compensation that you receive and protect your legal rights.

An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not for you. Their goal is minimize their payout.   To maximize your compensation, and  receive what you are entitled to, you should strongly consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

If you try to represent yourself, one mistake can derail your case. It pays to have someone who knows the ins and outs of the court and how to secure the compensation owed to you.

Steps To Take When You Are in a Car Accident

When you are involved in a car accident, the temptation is to panic. You are scared, confused, and possibly hurt. Try to keep calm and follow these steps:

  • Stick Around Safely:  If your injuries don’t stop you, move your car to a safe place out of traffic. If your injuries are severe, have someone call 911.
  • Document Everything: Take photos and videos with your phone. Capture all the images from the accident, including your car, the other person’s car, nearby cars, sidewalks, intersections—everything is essential.
  • Call the police.
  • If you or a family member is able, get the information of the other driver: Make sure to take a photo of the other driver’s license and insurance card. Also, get the make, model, and color of the car. Be sure to get the phone number of the other driver, too. Collect all the information you can.
  • Seek medical help if you need it: Remember that some injuries don’t show up until later, so be sure that you have been evaluated by a medical professional.
  • Contact your insurance company to report the accident: The sooner you contact them, the sooner they can act on your behalf. New York no-fault insurance laws require you to contact them within certain time periods.
  • Contact a NY personal injury lawyer: You might not think you need legal help, but don’t forget that the insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If you have injuries down the road due to the collision, the insurance company might deny your claim. It is best to have the counsel of an experienced attorney to help you understand the next best step.
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When you trust our car accident lawyers with your case, you are in good hands. Oresky & Associates, PLLC. is well known for the successful representation of automobile accident victims. We have won multimillion dollar awards for automobile accident victims and our team will work hard and put forth our experience and knowledge to try and get you the best possible result you that you are entitled to under the law.

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