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If You've Been Injured By A Drunk Driver, We Can Help

If you've been injured by a drunk driver, it’s essential that you hire an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.

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Drunk Driving Accidents

Motor Vehicle Accidents Caused By Impaired Drivers

Though public officials have worked hard over the past few years to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving, it’s still a significant problem. In fact, recent statistics show alcohol to be involved in nearly one-third of all fatal motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Furthermore, because many drunk drivers are repeat offenders who may have difficulty obtaining adequate motor vehicle insurance, you may encounter challenges trying to recover damages if you’ve been injured by someone under the influence. That’s why it’s essential that you hire an experienced lawyer to protect your rights.

Recent Case Results

Experienced New York City Car Accident Attorneys

Construction Accidents $9.9 Million Settlement for worker injured during building construction
Construction Accident $7.5 Million Verdict for construction worker injured in fall from scaffold while performing demolition. 
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.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we bring more than a quarter of a century of hands-on experience to injured people across New York City.

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Protecting Your Rights When You’ve Been Hurt by a Drunk Driver

We have seen the impact a personal injury can have on every aspect of a person’s life, and we know the anxiety that you can feel when your future is uncertain. We will keep you involved and informed at all times, so that you know where you stand and what options are available to you. We take an aggressive approach, a practice that has helped us recover more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients over the last 30+ years.

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Jacob Oresky & Associates were very helpful and took care of everything that had to be done while I was in recovery. Mr.Figueroa did a great job fighting for me and was very friendly as well as dedicated. Thanks so much.

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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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The whole office & Jacob Oresky worked hard to win my case. From the moment I met them until the end of my case they treated me as if I was their most important client. My accident was bad but my experience with them was great. I made the rig...

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I am very pleased with the services Jacob Oresky and his staff have provided for me and my family. I will recommend him to family and friends for the outstanding work they have done.

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The attorneys at Jacob Oresky & Associates took my case and fought for me. They were always very friendly with me and I recommend them to any person that has suffered an accident. I am very satisfied with the work that the attorney Jacob Ores...

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I recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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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 recommend Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC as my attorneys. They did an excellent job and I am very satisfied with the results.

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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.

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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
What is a spinal cord injury?
A spinal cord injury happens when the spinal cord is partially or completely severed, resulting in partial or complete paralysis.
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.
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How We Help Our Clients After An Injury

Our Bronx drunk driving accident attorneys provide full-service legal representation to people who have suffered personal injury in a motor vehicle accident involving a drunk driver. We’ll start by fully investigating your accident and interviewing witnesses when possible. We will also bring in any necessary expert witnesses, including accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, financial consultants and medical professionals, so that we can prepare and present the most compelling case for your full financial recovery.

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Get Help If You've Been Injured By A Drunk Driver

Our attorneys will look at all potential sources of recovery, including:

  • Persons or establishments that served the alcohol—We will investigate to determine Dram Shop or social host liability, looking to see if the at-fault driver was visibly intoxicated or was served a significant quantity of alcohol
  • Roadway defects—We will investigate whether the accident resulted from any negligence in the maintenance or care of the roadway including faulty traffic lights
  • Uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage—If the at-fault motorist either lacks insurance or has inadequate insurance to cover your losses, we will look to see if your policy has additional coverage for uninsured or underinsured motorists and pursue those claims

We’ll help you fight for compensation for all your losses, from wages and income to loss of companionship or consortium, from unreimbursed medical expenses to physical pain and suffering. Our New York City motor vehicle accident attorneys handle most types of injury suffered in a car crash, including broken bones, burns, brain or spinal cord trauma, permanent scarring or disfigurement, paralysis, and amputation or loss of limb. We also represent surviving family members in accidental or wrongful death claims.

Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC

Get Help With Your Personal Injury Case Today

To schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced Bronx drunk driving 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 handle all drunk driving accident claims on a contingency basis, only charging attorney 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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