Accidents happen every day in Pennsylvania. From car crashes to incidents causing burns and severe falls, there are numerous ways you can suffer a serious injury. Fortunately, most minor accidents do not have any long-term consequences. However, a single reckless or careless person can cause an incident that results in long-lasting financial, emotional, and personal losses for you and everyone else involved.
If you suffered harm in an accident caused by another person or company, our Hershey personal injury lawyers can help you hold them financially responsible for your losses. Our legal team, led by Founding Partner Jon Ostroff, has successfully represented thousands of accident victims.
In a past case, we won $3.25 million for a truck driver who was injured in a pileup that occurred during a blizzard on a major PA highway near Hershey. Do not hesitate to consult our experienced attorneys if you were hurt in an accident. Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can help you seek justice.
Establishing Fault for a Personal Injury
Personal injury lawsuits are based on the legal theory of “negligence.” In this context, negligence has four components:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant violated that duty
- That violation caused an accident
- That accident caused you to suffer compensable losses
You must prove all four elements for your accident claim to succeed. Negligence presents itself differently depending on the situation. A driver who runs a red light and causes a collision may be considered negligent in a car crash case. On the other hand, in a slip and fall claim, a store owner may be at fault for failing to address a hazard in the building.
If a jury determines you are partially at fault, it will reduce your financial recovery or cause you to lose your case. You need to meet your burden of proving that the other party’s negligence was more than 50% of the cause of your incident. A skilled injury attorney in Hershey can build a case that maximizes all of the available evidence to prove the other party was more to blame for an incident than you were.
What Compensation is Available After an Accident in Hershey?
The financial value of a personal injury claim depends on how severe your injuries and losses are and how much those injuries will impact your life going forward. Our lawyers can help you recover compensation for the full value of all past and future losses stemming from your injuries. In a typical case, you may receive compensation for:
A seasoned accident lawyer can evaluate your injuries and losses to determine how much compensation you could be awarded.
Speak with a Hershey Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, we understand that no amount of money can erase the physical and emotional trauma brought on by a severe accident, especially if that incident results in lasting injuries. However, civil litigation can be key to holding the negligent party liable and fully accountable for the harm they caused.
Our Hershey personal injury lawyers can provide the clarity and support you need to enforce your right to a fair financial recovery. Call our firm today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your personal injury case.