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Distracted Driving Accidents

Hurt By A Distracted Driver? We Have Your Back.

If you have been hurt by an inattentive driver you want an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.

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Injured In A Distracted Driving Accident?

It seems to be a fact of life—as humans, we are more and more distracted every day. In order to get everything done, we find ourselves trying to focus our attention in too many directions at the same time. It’s rarely a healthy strategy and it’s even more dangerous behind the wheel of a car. Statistics gathered by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration indicate that it’s well on the way to becoming the leading cause of motor vehicle accidents. If you have been hurt by an inattentive driver you want an experienced attorney to fight for your rights.

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.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we have aggressively protected the rights of injured people across New York City and the State of New York for more than a quarter of a century. Over the past 30+ years, our New York City accident lawyers have secured more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for victims of personal injury accidents.

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Protecting Your Rights When You Have Been Injured by a Distracted Driver

We know the uncertainty that comes with a personal injury, as well as the anxiety that uncertainty brings. We’ll work hard to keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you can make good decisions about your future. For a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable New York City accident lawyer, contact us online or call our office at (718) 993-9999.

We take all types of injury claims arising out of distracted driving, including:

  • Accidents caused by drivers who were sending e-mails or text messages, surfing the Internet, adjusting an MP3 player, or otherwise using a hand-held device while driving
  • Crashes resulting when a driver was distracted by a passenger, including a child or pet
  • Wrecks stemming from a driver’s distraction with billboards, neon signs, or other roadside attractions
  • Accidents caused because a driver was eating or drinking behind the wheel
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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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I have known Jacob Oresky for a long time and there is no one better to fight for you than his team. He handled not only my case, but my family members, my wife and friends.

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Arranging to have Jacob Oresky & Associates handle my case was an excellent decision. Jacob assigned his staff to work on my case in the first five minutes. Favorable legal work was achieved in just a few days. And a top settlement result was...

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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 am very satisfied with the work that the attorney Jacob Oresky did.

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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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I had a car accident and the office of Jacob Oresky helped me. I recommend them to everyone.

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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’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.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Accidents Resulting from Distracted Driving

Recovering Losses After A Car Accident

When you hire us to help recover your losses after a motor vehicle accident involving a distracted driver, we’ll carefully investigate the facts and circumstances of your crash, traveling to the scene of the wreck, if necessary. When appropriate, we’ll bring in expert witnesses, including accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, medical professionals and financial consultants, to prepare and present the most compelling arguments for your full financial recovery.

We will help you pursue full and fair compensation for all your losses, including wages and income, physical pain and suffering, unpaid medical bills and loss of companionship or consortium. We take cases involving all types of injury, from sprains, strains and other soft-tissue trauma to serious and catastrophic loss, such as brain or spinal cord injury, burns, broken bones, paralysis, permanent scarring or disfigurement, and amputation or loss of limb. Our attorneys also represent surviving family members in wrongful death claims caused by distracted driving.

 

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Contact Oresky & Associates Today

For a private meeting with an experienced New York City accident attorney, send us an e-mail or call our office at (718) 993-9999. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week to take your call. We make home and hospital visits, if necessary.

We take all distracted driving claims on a contingency basis. We will only charge legal fees if we recover compensation for your losses.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC we offer dedicated representation to individuals who have suffered injuries in and around New York State including New York City, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.

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