PA Car Accident Recoveries and Settlements
Ostroff Injury Law has obtained millions of dollars for families of PA car accident victims for over 20 years. We have been helping victims of serious accidents across Pennsylvania for over 20 years.
Here are some examples of our recoveries:
$5.7 million to a woman from Bradford County, PA who suffered facial and brain injuries when her car collided with the side of a truck. Though the police found her at fault originally, Jon proved that the driver of the truck she struck was actually responsible for the collision and Jon’s client received an award that gave her financial security for the rest of her life.
$5.05 million verdict for four passengers injured when a Greyhound bus slammed into a tractor trailer on I-80 in Pennsylvania. The jury found Greyhound and its driver to be reckless, and they awarded the passengers $3.05 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in rarely awarded punitive damages.
$3.1 million for a mother and daughter injured in a high-speed collision near Pittsburgh, PA. Both mother and daughter suffered from leg and hip injuries. The van driver that collided with Jon’s clients’ car originally blamed a car that supposedly fled the scene, but Jon found other witnesses and proved that there was no such vehicle and the van was to blame. Jon settled the mother’s claim in less than a year and the daughter’s claim a short time later.
$3 million on behalf of a 21 year old aspiring opera singer who sustained cervical spine injuries, non- displaced broken bones in her foot, displaced tibia fibula fracture requiring surgery, skull and facial fractures and a traumatic brain injury, in a Greyhound bus crash on I-80 in Pennsylvania. The jury found that both Greyhound and the bus driver acted recklessly and awarded compensatory and punitive damages. There was no formal settlement offer made during trial.
$1.95 million settlement reached for a man injured at a traffic intersection when his car struck a van that ran a stop sign. Jon Ostroff’s client sustained injuries that worsened over time and required two surgeries, but the insurance companies medical experts disputed the medical diagnosis, the treatment, and the claim that the collision caused serious injuries. During mediation with a retired judge, Jon proved his client’s medical claims and showed that the van driver was violating his employer’s safety policies when he caused the accident. Jon settled this case nearly 3 months before it was scheduled to go to trial.
$1.3 million settlement to a man who severely injured his ankle after being hit in his car by a drunk driver near Scranton, PA. Even though the drunk driver only had a $500,000 insurance policy, Jon won an award for his client that was almost three times that amount.
$625,000 verdict for a female Greyhound passenger who underwent six months of chiropractic visits for a back sprain and strain, following a commercial vehicle accident. She also suffered a concussion when the Greyhound bus driver recklessly slammed her bus into a tractor trailer in central Pennsylvania. Two different Greyhound representatives (one of them the manager of Greyhound’s Cleveland Terminal) entered her hospital room at different times on the day of the crash, one of them offering her $1,000 to settle her injury claim against Greyhound, even though he was aware she was admitted as a patient with a concussion and was “groggy.” She was later offered $45,000 prior to the commencement of trial.
Recovered $400,000 insurance policy limits for a client with limited tort. The insurance policy limits were obtained from two different insurance companies within six months after Ostroff Injury law was hired. Our law firm successfully proved that the serious injury exception to limited tort applied to our client who sustained a broken leg which required surgery to repair as a result of the injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. (August, 2012)
$850,000 verdict on behalf of a man who suffered from jaw and dental injuries, a broken wrist, knee and ankle injuries, as a passenger in a Greyhound bus crash. This client was offered only $362,500 by Greyhound to settle his case prior to trial. The evidence showed the driver failed to secure proper rest prior to departing for a long overnight route and fell asleep at the wheel in central Pennsylvania. The jury found that both Greyhound and the bus driver acted i negligently and recklessly.
$575,000 verdict on behalf of a passenger in a commercial bus accident who suffered from spinal strain and sprain. The client was a passenger in a Greyhound bus when the driver recklessly crashed into a tractor trailer on I-80 in Pennsylvania. Greyhound’s final settlement offer for her personal injury offer claim was $22,500. The jury awarded her a verdict that was over 23 times this amount.
Recovered $160,000 insurance policy limits for a client with limited tort. The insurance policy limits from three different insurance companies were obtained within ten months after Ostroff Injury law was hired. Our law firm successfully proved that the serious injury exception to limited tort applied to our client who sustained a shoulder injury which required a surgical repair. This injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident. (May, 2012)
Recovered $125,000 insurance policy limits for a client with limited tort. The insurance policy limits from two different insurance companies were paid within three months after Ostroff Injury Law was hired. Our firm succeeded on behalf of our client who sustained a broken leg when he was in an incident where he was injured by a drunk driver.