Rear-End Collision Injuries
Any vehicle collision can cause severe injuries. However, a jarring, sudden rear-end crash is unusually dangerous. Sudden, unexpected rear impacts expose crash victims to forces our bodies are not built to handle. Our brain, face, jaw, neck and shoulders as well as our back and hips are not meant to endure those unnatural forces. The […]
How Much is a Broken Bone Injury Case Worth?
Motor vehicle crashes are a common cause of broken bones. In fact, the number of crashes involving broken bones may be even higher than statistics show. A 2010 survey by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that 30 percent of crashes go unreported, and many of those incidents involve broken bones. A broken bone […]
$400,000 Car Crash Verdict in Lancaster County, PA
Ostroff Law Partner Richard A. Godshall obtained a $400,000 verdict in December 2018, on behalf of a woman whose previous neck and back injuries were aggravated in a 2015 car crash.
What is Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
When a victim files a personal injury lawsuit, he or she is seeking compensation for the losses or “damages” resulting from the injury. There are two general types of damages: economic damages (monetary loses, such as medical bills and lost wages), and non-economic damages (pain and suffering). Our injured clients often ask us how it’s possible […]
The Truth About Wrongful Death Settlements
The death of a loved one is even more traumatic when the death happens in an accident that was caused by someone else. The time following the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death accident can be confusing and overwhelming. You are suddenly left with funeral arrangements to handle, bills to pay without […]
A Primer on Mediation
Your personal injury case has caused nothing but physical pain, financial hardship, and stress. You just want the whole mess to be over with. You also want to settle your case as quickly as possible for a fair recovery. Jon Ostroff is a Certified Mediator. Over the past two decades, he has honed the negotiation […]
When You Don’t Want to Sue
You have a serious injury and someone else is at fault. Although you would like compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses, the thought of going to court makes you uncomfortable. You’ve already decided that you don’t want to sue. Aren’t there other options? You can settle your Pennsylvania personal injury case […]
Court Ruling Extends Statute of Limitations for PA Accident Victim
Ostroff Law Saves Injury Case for PA Accident Victim Filed After Two-Year Statute of Limitations If you had limited tort and right now, it is a little more than two years since the date of your accident, CALL US. Do not despair. We may still be able to help you, if your injury was “serious” and […]
Pennsylvania Amusement Parks Failing to File Reports
It may be a surprise to many people that Pennsylvania has more amusement park rides than any other state including the warm weather states of California and Florida with its mega parks, Disneyland and DisneyWorld, among others. Most of Pennsylvania’s 9,300 registered rides are temporary with 117 considered permanent. Pennsylvania has had only one amusement […]
Don’t Bet on a Class Action Suit to Get You Fair Compensation for Fracking Industry Losses
If you have been hurt—or if a member of your family has been hurt—due to the careless or negligent actions of an energy company or its employees, how are you going to get the recovery you deserve? It’s a fair and timely question. As the practice of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction—“fracking,” as it’s […]