Dealing with defense attorneys, insurance agents and medical staff after an accident that results in a severe personal injury can be incredibly overwhelming. Proving someone else is responsible for your injuries and collecting compensation from them is difficult to accomplish on your own.
Fortunately, you do not have to fight alone. Our knowledgeable Philadelphia personal injury lawyers can help you pursue a claim. No matter your circumstances, a respected attorney at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can work you to protect your interests and get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Founding Partner Jon Ostroff and the rest of our winning legal team have recovered millions for individuals like you, including over $21 million in verdicts and settlements in Philadelphia County against Greyhound Bus Company, recovered from a single PA highway crash. The verdict obtained by Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers in this case was the largest recorded verdict against Greyhound in Pennsylvania. With a track record of success, we are ready to put our experience to work for you. To learn more about what we can do for you after an accident, give us a call today.
The Building Blocks of a Personal Injury Claim
Most personal injury claims revolve around negligence. This legal term refers to any reckless or careless act that causes another person physical, financial, or emotional harm. Recovering damages in an injury case requires three elements, each of which must be proven for a case to proceed:
- A “duty” that was owed by the at-fault party
- Violation of that duty, either through an illegal act such as a traffic violation or another form of neglect
- A physical injury or harm caused by the accident
When it comes to proving these elements of negligence, no two cases are exactly alike. The nature of a person’s “duty” to protect another person can be different, depending on the circumstances.
Additionally, connecting another person’s actions directly to your accident can require extensive evidence in many forms. A seasoned Philadelphia personal injury attorney can provide irreplaceable assistance in analyzing and proving negligence in your case, by collecting and effectively presenting evidence to build the strongest claim possible.
Do Not Wait to Take Action After an Injury
Once you prove that a the negligence of another party caused your injuries, you can pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic harm you suffered. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia can help you recover compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, including costs of rehabilitative treatments and prescription medications
- Personal property damage
- Loss of consortium
- Lost wages and/or future capacity to work
- Loss of life’s pleasures
It is important to hire a personal injury lawyer to start working on a claim sooner rather than later. 42 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes §5524 usually allows you just two years after an accident to file a lawsuit. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help ensure that your lawsuit is filed within the state’s required timeline.
Contact a Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Today
Car collisions, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and medical mistakes are just a few of the ways that you or a loved one might suffer at the hands of a negligent individual. No matter how an accident happens, you deserve fair compensation for the harm and losses you sustained. Pursuing a personal injury claim is not a simple task. Retaining qualified legal counsel can make all the difference in the success of your case.
A Philadelphia personal injury lawyer at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers can explain your legal options and rights during a free case review. We have helped over 30,000 injury victims recover the compensation that they need to move on with their lives. We are fearless when it comes to doing what it takes to get justice for our clients. Get in touch with our office to get started.