Largest Verdict & Settlement Ever Recorded Against Greyhound in PA
$21.3M+ in verdict and settlements against Greyhound Bus Company. A Greyhound driver fell asleep while driving a bus full of passengers on I-80. A seven-week trial in Philadelphia County led to a verdict of $5.05M, the largest recorded verdict against Greyhound in PA.
Tractor Trailer Settlement Reached in Just 14 Months
$10M settlement reached 14 months after our client was injured from head to toe. The client was stopped in the right lane of I-79 when a tractor trailer crashed into the vehicle at full speed. Early witness statements and experts immediately deployed to the scene helped establish that the truck operator had time to avoid the crash.
Settlement in crash on Rural Hghway
$6.051M in total settlements for seven Chester County, PA residents injured as occupants in a vehicular crash that occurred on a rural highway. This settlement recovery occurred shortly before trial commenced.
Settlement in Highway Crash on i-80
$5M recovered for the estate of a woman who died as a result of injuries she sustained in a highway crash on I-80 in Union County, PA. Our client, who was a passenger, was ejected from the vehicle after her driver collided with a tractor trailer.
Why Choose Us
We fight, you win
Pennsylvania's Local Personal Injury Lawyers
Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers has 8 offices spread across the State. We have litigated cases in every county across the State, and at any given time we have dozens of cases listed for trial. We are not a referral or settlement mill. We do not let insurance companies set the narrative for the case.
The Firm has been in business for more than twenty years, gaining notoriety over a decade ago when it represented dozens of individuals injured in a Greyhound bus crash. The firm has grown from a solo practitioner practice with a few staff members to its present size of 9 lawyers and 40 total employees with an inventory of over 750 personal injury cases.
Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers is governed through the following Core Values:
Our Business is Litigating Personal Injury Cases: We Do Nothing Else.
We Never Stop Fighting.
A Loss Affects Us More Than Our Biggest Win. We MUST learn from both.
If you've been injured in an accident due to someone else's negligence, you deserve compensation. You'll need an experienced personal injury attomey to join you in that fight. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, you can count on our talented legal team to help make sure you get maximum recovery for the injuries you have suffered.
A car crash can be life changing. In addition to vehicle damage, you might be dealing with serious injuries. Emotional trauma may also weigh on you and your family. The last thing you need to think about is battling the insurance company with your injury claim.
Whether you use the Turnpike, 1-80, the Schuylkill, or 1-79, you know that truckers often drive like they own the roadway. Pennsylvania truck accidents often occur because truckers drive too aggressively. When this happens, the consequences can be deadly
Bus accidents are different from all other vehicular accidents. If a bus or a big-rig truck runs into an automobile, motorcycle, or pedestrian, the results will be roughly the same–and always tragic for the smaller vehicle.
If you were injured or a loved one was killed in a crash caused by a driver that is drunk or impaired by drugs, Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers has the experience, knowledge, and passion to help you. Drivers who make the reckless decision to get behind the wheel
Motorcycle accident victims are 35 times more likely to die in a crash than those in larger vehicles. They’re also nine times more likely to get hurt. If a motorcycle accident injured you or killed a loved one,
Personal injury claims involve a person or group that acted negligently, causing someone to get seriously hurt. Every personal injury case is different. The facts, evidence, injuries involved, and the implications for the future vary with every situation.
Personal injury cases commonly involve:
Of course, an injury can happen anywhere someone acts negligently. Victims who get hurt can hold the responsible parties accountable and seek compensation for their related medical bills with the help of a skilled accident attorney.
Meet Rich Godshall
Rich Godshall is the owner and managing partner of the Firm. Rich is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on catastrophic injuries caused by car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and construction site and electrocution accidents. He is the Firm’s most seasoned trial attorney with multiple six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements. Rich oversees an inventory of over 700 personal injury cases with his team of 8 lawyers and 35 staff members. Rich’s trial successes include a $450,000 verdict on a case where the defendant made a $1,000 offer, and a $950,000 verdict on a case where the defendant made a $25,000 offer.
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Meet Jon Ostroff
Jon has fought for over 30 years for accident victims nationwide. He has received virtually every award or honor an injury lawyer can receive. Philadelphia County has designated Jon as a mediator "Judge Pro Tern." Jon was sworn in and is currently licensed to present cases to the US Supreme Court. He was honored as a lifetime "Advocate" by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. Jon was chosen as a "Master" by the American Inn of The Courts, tasked with mentoring law students. He has been awarded the "Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards" by Martindale-Hubbel, the leading directory of lawyers in the country. Jon was selected as an Executive Board Member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association ("PTLA"). Jon and his wife are Co-Founders of the non-profit "Love To Langa." Jon has been interviewed or featured on news networks nationwide.
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Recovering Compensation for Losses After an Accident in Pennsylvania
If an injured person can prove negligence, they can hold the at-fault party financially responsible for losses such as:
Lost work income, including lost capacity to work in the future
Damaged and/or lost personal property
Lost consortium with a spouse
Lost enjoyment of life and other long-term effects of permanent disability/disfigurement
Emotional and psychological trauma
Working with a well-known and respected personal injury attorney and law firm in Pennsylvania will improve an injured party’s chances of success.
Possible Restrictions on Recovery Under State Law
State law does not grant injured parties unlimited time to file their lawsuit. Under 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524, the deadline for most personal injury claims is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are some rare exceptions to this time limit.
Additionally, 42 Pa.C.S. §7102 states that injuries parties who are found more at fault for their damages than all defendants in their claim combined are ineligible to recover any compensation. Those who bear some degree of fault are subject to a reduction in payment based on their percentage of liability.
What Our Clients Are Saying
I had an exceptional experience with Ostroff Law. It has been said that when one door closes, another opens, and that was precisely the case for me. When I initially contacted Ostroff, I explained that my case had been dropped. However, they assured me that it was not a problem and expressed their willingness to take on my case. Throughout the entire process, Garrett and Ryan provided unwavering support and...
- Annmarie Rutherford
I had an outstanding experience working with Ostroff Law on my case. Their services were truly extraordinary, and Garrett and also Ryan, in particular, were exceptional. From start to finish, the team at Ostroff Law displayed professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to achieving the best outcome for me. The attorneys at Ostroff Law took the time to listen attentively to my concerns, asking pertinent questions and showing genuine empathy...
- SM Pantho
I would like to thank Richard and Donna for the way they handle my case stress free - they kept me in the loop. Rich and Donna are GREAT and Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers is lucky to have them on their team, and if I know anyone who needs an injury lawyer, well you know who I'm recommending.
- Carmen Fusco
I had a horrible accident while visiting PA from out of state. My accident required multiple surgeries and over a year of rehab and PT back in my home state. Ryan and Linda were nothing short of a Godsend. They handled every detail of my case with no need for me to travel back to PA. They dealt with every attempt by the defendant to derail my case with such...
- Jason Cooper
When I approached Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers I was in a bad way, and up against some stiff opposition. Rich Godshall (my attorney) and Donna Becker his assistant helped me through the process of getting a settlement for my injury. I would highly recommend anyone in need of law firm that gets results. You need to call these people.
- Mark Ladd
I can write a book about the great team and professionalism Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers firm is, but I’ll try to keep it brief. My case has been considered difficult due to circumstances and the Law. I was scared and concerned of all things court and trial related! HOWEVER, the reassurance, the confidence, the knowledge, the prep work, the research, the Thoroughness my lawyers Christine Clarke and Richard...
Speak with a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney Today
Unfortunately, no amount of money can completely erase the physical and emotional suffering that may come from an accident. However, winning an accident lawsuit or settlement can ensure you do not bear the financial burden of another person’s negligent actions.
The attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers have decades of experience helping personal injury victims like you. A conversation with a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer will provide you with a clear picture of your recovery options. We’ll explain the next steps, what you can expect, and how our firm can help you. Call us today to schedule a meeting. There is no charge to speak or meet with us. You will learn about how we will win your case and we can thoroughly discuss your situation.
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