PA Distracted Driving Laws and Your Rights
We at Ostroff Injury Law are dedicated to obtaining justice for victims injured in distracted driving crashes. In addition to holding responsible parties accountable for their careless driving, we seek compensation for victims’ medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. In Pennsylvania, certain driver distractions behind the wheel are illegal. Below is a […]
Whiplash Injuries Can Be More Damaging than You Might Think
Whiplash results when a person’s head quickly and forcefully moves backward and then forward. It is a common injury for people involved in auto accidents. While they may only seem to cause minor pain at first, whiplash injuries can lead to serious, long-term problems. Signs of Whiplash Injuries If you are experiencing “flu-like” symptoms, they […]
How Does Pennsylvania Law Protect Pedestrians Injured by a Vehicle?
A pedestrian is no match for a multi-ton car or truck. If a collision isn’t fatal, pedestrians injured by a vehicle can sustain lifelong bodily harm. That’s why Pennsylvania has laws that specifically protect pedestrians from careless driver behavior. When a motorist acts negligently and hurts someone, the attorneys at Ostroff Injury Law hold them […]
How Accident Reconstruction Helps After a Truck Crash
Due to their massive size and weight, trucks can cause major damage in a collision. Truck accidents often involve multi-vehicle pileups, totaled cars, and catastrophic injuries. This level of destruction can make it difficult to figure out what happened and who was at fault. That’s why lawyers sometimes work with accident reconstruction experts to piece […]
Uber Insurance: Required Coverages and Who Pays When
Uber must maintain a commercial insurance policy to ensure that passengers, drivers, and other involved parties are able to receive compensation after an accident. The degree of Uber insurance coverage depends on which “period” the driver was in at the time of the accident. If you or your loved one were injured in an Uber […]
Does Uber Cause Distracted Driving Accidents?
If you regularly use Uber, Lyft or other rideshare companies, you are probably accustomed to opening your app, making a few clicks, and quickly requesting a ride. Unfortunately, though, your rideshare driver has to do the same in order to accept your request. Whether this amounts to a distracted Uber driver depends on who you […]
Drivers Involved in an Accident with an Uber
In some cases, an Uber accident is no different than any other crash. In other cases, though, the insurance process is somewhat complicated because of the driver’s status as an independent contractor. If you suffered serious injuries in a crash that an Uber driver caused, discuss your situation with an attorney familiar with the insurance […]
Uber Drivers Injured in Auto Accidents
If you drive for Uber or another rideshare company, know what to do in case of an accident. Uber drivers injured in an accident should understand the insurance coverage available to them. Figuring it out can be tricky, as it depends on whether the driver had a passenger at the time of the accident. What […]
Uber Passengers Injured in an Accident
Uber and other rideshare companies are convenient. They are also often more affordable than cab companies, leading to these companies’ rapid growth. But as more passengers hail rides with Uber, more accidents happen. If you are an injured Uber passenger, it’s important to know how to protect your rights. Fortunately, Pennsylvania requires these companies to […]
Uber Expanding Operations for Rideshares in Pennsylvania
A recent Pennsylvania court ruling means that an Uber subsidiary can operate its services in the state. The unanimous ruling upheld a Public Utility Commission decision made last year. It gave Raiser-PA LLC temporary authorization to operate statewide as an experimental common carrier.