Side Impact Car Accidents in York

Whether it happens while you’re advancing into an intersection, merging onto or off of the interstate, or even while backing out of your driveway, getting T-boned or sideswiped can be jarring at best and life-altering at worst. Successfully holding someone else liable for the losses they’ve caused you can be tricky, even if all the evidence seems to clearly show the other person is at fault for your wreck.

Fortunately, you have dependable professional help available from Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers when it comes to getting paid fairly for damages stemming from side-impact car accidents in York. The winning car accident attorneys at our firm know what strategies are most effective for getting good results. We can put our experience and expertise to work for you as soon as you pick up the phone and give us a call.

Building a Civil Claim Over a Side-Impact Wreck

Most side-impact car crashes in York and all over the Commonwealth happen at intersections between two or more roads. Regardless of the exact location of this kind of wreck, the most important thing when it comes to suing over one is proving the person was legally negligent. You’ll need to prove all the following circumstances apply to your unique crash:

  • The person you’re suing did something specifically reckless, careless, or illegal that counted as a breach of the duty all drivers have to act responsibly and lawfully behind the wheel
  • That breach was the main and direct cause of an accident that likely wouldn’t have happened at all without that breach
  • That accident directly led to you suffering at least one injury bad enough to need professional medical care of some kind
  • All the losses you’re seeking compensation for through your claim stemmed directly from the accident or the injuries you sustained in it

Successfully proving someone at fault in this way can allow you to demand compensation for things like lost work wages, medical bills, car repair costs, physical pain, and psychological suffering.

Getting Around Common Obstacles to Civil Recovery

You don’t have an unlimited amount of time to start filing a lawsuit against someone you believe is to blame for your T-bone car accident in York. Under Pennsylvania law, you typically have two years at most after you first suffer an injury to file suit over it, or else you’ll usually be barred from ever getting civil compensation for that injury.

Furthermore, Pennsylvania law prohibits people who hold most of the blame for their own injuries from ever getting paid for them through a civil claim. Any lesser share of comparative fault assigned to you by a court may be held against you as a reduction from the value of your final damage award. These are just two of many possible legal roadblocks that your skilled lawyer can help you navigate around.

Talk to a York Attorney About a Side-Impact Car Accident Claim

Even modern cars aren’t built to withstand the force of another vehicle smashing into its doors or side paneling. That, unfortunately, means side impact car accidents in York tend to have especially devastating consequences. You may have a right to demand civil compensation for every form of harm you’ve suffered in a crash like this from the person truly responsible for causing it.

Our skilled lawyers can stand by your side every step of the way through your legal proceedings, working tirelessly to get you every cent of restitution you deserve. You won’t owe us anything until we win the compensation you deserve. Call today to learn more.