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Elmhurst Personal Injury Lawyer

Elmhurst Personal Injury LawyerElmhurst is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Queens, NY,  dating back to the 1650s. Now, the area is bustling with homes and businesses and is known for its restaurants and nightlife.

But busy neighborhoods often produce accident injuries. Elmhurst is bounded by the Long Island Expressway, Roosevelt Avenue, Junction Boulevard, and the New York Connecting Railway. Car crashes, train accidents, and pedestrian accidents injure neighborhood locals every day.

An experienced Elmhurst personal injury lawyer with Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help you pursue compensation after an accident. Reach out to us today at tel: 718-993-9999 to schedule a free consultation and learn about your legal rights and options.

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC, Can Help with Your Accident Case in Elmhurst, Queens

Oresky & Associates, PLLC has been fighting for Elmhurst accident victims for over 30 years. Our Queens personal injury lawyers have decades of combined legal experience fighting at-fault parties and their insurers for fair injury compensation.

Every accident victim who hires Oresky & Associates receives:

  • A free consultation to learn about their right to compensation under New York law
  • Attorneys with a track record of securing favorable settlements and verdicts
  • Aggressive representation on a contingency fee basis

We can help with your case by:

  • Internally investigating your accident
  • Negotiating a settlement agreement on your behalf
  • Filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party if they refuse to offer a fair amount

Contact us to learn how an experienced Elmhurst injury attorney in Queens, New York, can help you get the financial compensation you’re entitled to.

The History of the Elmhurst Neighborhood in Queens

The neighborhood now known as Elmhurst was originally known as the village of Middleburgh. It was formed in 1652 by English settlers across the East River from the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

After the British captured the Dutch colony, they renamed New Amsterdam “New York” and Middleburgh “New Town.” New Town became Newtown, then Elmhurst. In the 1890s, Elmhurst and the rest of Queens became a borough of New York City.

Today, Elmhurst is a diverse neighborhood with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. More than 100,000 residents call Elmhurst home.

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Elmhurst Personal Injury Practice Areas

Our Elmhurst personal injury attorneys handle all types of cases involving injuries caused by others’ actions. Our Elmhurst personal injury practice areas include:

Car Accidents

Car crashes injure hundreds of people every month in Queens. When you get injured in an Elmhurst car accident, you can recover the losses you incurred from a serious injury. Oresky & Associates, PLLC, helps you navigate New York’s complex no-fault insurance system to get compensation from all sources available under New York law.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles do not fall under New York’s no-fault insurance system. The only way to get injury compensation after a motorcycle accident is through a claim against the driver who caused it. Oresky & Associates, PLLC, fights for compensation from careless, distracted, and intoxicated drivers who run into motorcyclists.

Truck Accidents

Trucks can weigh 40 tons when fully loaded. You can suffer catastrophic injuries like paralysis or brain damage if you get into an accident caused by one. Fortunately, you can pursue injury compensation when trucking companies negligently load, operate, maintain, or repair their trucks.

Oresky & Associates, PLLC, stands up to trucking companies and their insurers after truck accidents.

Brain Injuries

When you suffer a brain injury in an Elmhurst accident, you will have multiple needs, including the following:

  • Caretakers
  • Medical care
  • Mobility devices
  • Home modifications
  • Physical and mental health therapy

Oresky & Associates understands your needs after a brain injury and fights for the compensation you need to meet them.

Wrongful Death

New York law allows a deceased accident victim’s executor to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the victim’s survivors. Through this type of claim, you can pursue a claim against those who caused your loved one’s death. Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help you get compensation and justice for your loss.

Compensation Available in Elmhurst Personal Injury Cases

In New York, you can usually pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic losses. The only exception is that you cannot get non-economic damages in a car accident unless you suffer a serious injury.

In all other cases, you can get compensated for:

An experienced Elmhurst attorney can optimize your injury compensation. The team at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, has recovered over $400 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients.

Comparative Fault in New York

When you file an injury claim after an Elmhurst accident, the at-fault party may try to blame you for your accident. New York law uses a doctrine called “comparative fault” to allocate the liability stemming from an accident. Parties use this defense because any blame that falls on you will reduce their damages.

Suppose that you were injured in a slip and fall accident in an Elmhurst restaurant. The restaurant might try to blame you by saying that you were intoxicated when you slipped on a spill. If a jury assigns 20% of the blame to you, a judge will only allow you to recover 80% of your damages.

Statute of Limitations for New York Personal Injury Lawsuits

All states have time limits for filing personal injury lawsuits. New York has a three-year statute of limitations, which means that you must file a lawsuit before the third anniversary of your accident. If you miss this deadline without a legally recognized excuse, a judge must dismiss your case.

Three years might seem like a long time, but time will get away from you while you focus on your injuries. And the three-year period does not include your time to negotiate with insurers. You should plan on starting your claim well before the deadline so you can try to settle your case before you need to file a lawsuit.

Oresky & Associates can determine your deadline and, if the date has already passed, try to find an exception to the statute of limitations for your case.

Contact an Elmhurst Personal Injury Lawyer To Schedule a Free Consultation

Our office in Queens is only a mile and a half from Elmhurst. You can reach us by going east on 51st Avenue. Turn left onto Junction Boulevard, then right onto Corona Avenue. Turn left onto National Street. Turn right onto Roosevelt Avenue and follow the road to our office at 104-09 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11368.

When you suffer an injury in an accident, you need an experienced Elmhurst personal injury attorney with a track record of success. Contact Oresky & Associates for a free consultation to discuss your injuries and the compensation you may pursue under New York law.

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