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If you're looking for a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney, you've already done something great. You've started by looking on-line and found a site that lets you meet your Erie County Injury attorney by video and to collect detailed information about the Pennsylvania accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C..

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Car Accidents:

Discover How Contingent Fee Agreements (i.e., " No Recovery No Fee " ) Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

A contingent fee agreement, by its very nature, requires a lawyer to screen and accept only cases with merit (or else perform work with no realistic prospect of being paid). Such agreements also improve access to justice for people with limited funds because large retainers are not required.

Wendy's Story

The defect in Wendy Engle's spine probably developed in her childhood, perhaps as a result of gymnastics.  Two little fractures in her bottom vertabrae, one on either side of the bony bridge that circles her spinal canal, the defect probably didn't c...

Tips from an Erie Car Accident Lawyer: Teach Your Teen to Drive in Pennsylvania

1.  Don't forget the Bookwork!  This is an exciting time for you and your teen.  She's likely taken driving classes in school and she's passed her Pennsylvania permit test.  It's time to drive!  Before you head out on the road, slow down and ta...

Pennsylvania Car Crash Lawyer: Erie's 13 Most Dangerous Winter Roads

Erie car accident lawyers know that winter results in more Pennsylvania auto injuries than any other time of year. The mix of ice, low visibility and distracted drivers is dangerous.  Sometimes, though, it seems certain areas and roads produce more P...

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Top 5 Car Seat Safety Tips

Pennsylvania car accidents are the top killer of children age 1 to 12 years of age.  One of the easiest ways to protect children from the risks of an Erie car crash is to make sure the proper car seat is used as intended.  Here are five easy safety t...

Erie Bicycle Injury Lawyers: New Law Creates Safety Zone

Effective April 2, 2012, a new law in Pennsylvania imposes specific responsibilities on and creates legal protection for both motorists and bicyclists in an effort to enhance the safety of bicyclists.  Whether you're a bicyclist or a driver, here's w...

How to Get a Fair Insurance Settlement After an Auto Accident

Car accident victims, their families and the Erie County car accident lawyers of Purchase, George & Murphey share a common goal. They want to agree to a fair settlement that helps people recover from car accidents. ...

The new trend of mixing alcohol with popular energy drinks is a dangerous fad that places drinkers and others at risk.

People who combine alcohol and energy drinks like Red Bull and Rockstar are three times more likely than alcohol-only drinkers to leave a bar drunk and are four times more likely to drive drunk, according to a recent University of Florida study...

Post-Traumatic Vertigo

Post-Traumatic Vertigo refers to dizziness that follows a head or neck injury. There are many potential causes of Post-Traumatic Vertigo, including: a. Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV); ...

Whiplash Injury Syndrome

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Diffuse Axonal Injury Lawyers : Brain Injury Lawyers

Diffuse Axonal Injury occurs when axons (the parts of nerve cells that allow neurons to send messages between them) are disrupted. It is an injury to multiple areas of the brain. It is among the most common of brain injuries and can occur in all type...

Cervical Vertigo

Cervical vertigo refers to dizziness and imbalance following a substantial neck injury. The usual symptoms occur with movement of the neck and typically do not involve tinnitus (ringing of the ears) or hearing loss, although ear pain and neck pain ar...

Postconcussion Syndrome

Postconcussion syndrome is a combination of headache, dizziness and mental disturbance following a head injury. It is usually attributed to a "Traumatic Brain Injury" or "TBI" which are general terms for head injuries affecting the brain. ...

Epileptic Vertigo : Brain Injury

Some brain injuries can lead to vertigo or sense of spinning or dizziness. People who've suffered these injuries can benefit from representation by personal injury lawyers who understand the complexities of proving causation and damages associated with such injuries.

Temporal Bone Fractures

Temporal bone fractures can lead to severe consequences and symptoms, including facial paralysis and brain infection. Victims of such injuries who need legal representation can benefit from the experience of lawyers who understand inner ear injuries and their presentation in a personal injury context.

Post-Traumatic Meniere's Syndrome

Meniere's syndrome or disease is an abnormality of the inner ear causing dizziness, noise or hearing changes. Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. are Erie personal injury lawyers with experience with litigation related to post-traumatic Meniere's syndrome. More information about Meniere's disease and the Erie Meniere's Syndrome lawyers at Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. is available here.

Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Spinal fusion surgery is a surgery most often performed on the lower back to permanently connect two or more vertebrae so as to eliminate motion between the two vertebrae. The back injury lawyers at Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. have experience with cases involving spine fusion surgery and here offer information, links and animated demonstrations of the technique for people considering spine fusion surgery for themselves or their loved ones.

Lumbar Discectomy

Discectomy is a surgery performed on the lower back to remove damaged disc material that is causing pain and other symptoms. The Erie back injury lawyers at Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. offer information, links and animation of this procedure for people considering this procedure for themselves or their loved ones.

Lumbar Laminectomy

A lumbar laminectomy is a surgery performed on the lower back which removes a bony portion of the spine known as the lamina. The lawyers of Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C., have experience with cases involving lumbar laminectomies and provide information and access to a cool animation of the procedure for people who are contemplating the surgery.

Anatomy of the Spine

Anatomy of the Spine - A lawyer's description of spinal anatomy.

Real Life Question and Answer Series: A False Witness is Lying About My Car Accident Case. What Can I Do?

A man hit my car from behind he now has a false witness what can i do there was other cars around but no standing witnesses and both myself or the other driver did not get any witnesses before we left the scene...

Real Life Question and Answer Series: Who' s Responsible When Driver Pulls Out of Parking Spot and Hits Double Parked Car?

My daughter was parked in a parking lot. When she backed out she hit the door of a double parked car . Would she have been given a citation ? Would the person illegally parked been cited ? Who pays for the damage ? My daughters car was undamaged....

Real Life Question and Answer Series: I Caused an Accident and Hurt Someone While Driving My Grandmother's Car. Now What Do I Do?

I was driving my grandmothers car and caused an accident. The medical bills for a person in one of the other vehicles supposedly are more than the insurance policy covers. Can I get sued? I am 18 and I have a 500.00 a month job. I own nothing and do ...

Pedestrian Accidents are not Inevitable: Measures Your Community can take to Increase Pedestrian Safety

There are measures that we can take as a community to reduce the risk and severity of pedestrian motor vehicle accidents. These accidents can be reduced by measures that separate pedestrians and vehicles by time or space; that increase visibility and that reduce speeds. Other measures such as community education programs also help. Read on for more information and what your community can do to reduce the tragedy of pedestrian/motor vehicle accidents.

Pedestrian Statistics

Provides helpful information to people looking for help following a pedestrian accident. If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident and are looking for highly rated lawyers with experience in pedestrian accident cases you can find helpful information and free books here.

What Recent Behavioral Trend Concerns Erie Car Accident Lawyers?

While any sort of distraction while you are driving can be dangerous, what makes texting and driving such a deadly combination is that it involves all three main types of distractions.

Seatbelt Statistics - The Numbers Overwhelmingly Support the Use of Seatbelts

Seat belt use is the single most important safety measure you can take. Here are just a few statistics that make the case.

The Sobering Truth about Drinking and Driving in Pennsylvania: Justice Cannot be Found in a Number

Often, mere numbers fail to convey the true loss which is being quantified. Like the number of U.S. Soldiers and Marines who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Or, like the number of our fellow citizens who are killed every year in Pennsylvani...

Two Winter Driving Laws You May Not Know

In northwest Pennsylvania, snow and ice blanket the region for about a quarter of the year and the law imposes special requirements on drivers that you may not know. To avoid penalties and be safe, read on for two unique winter driving laws you may not already know.

Hit by a Car While Walking, Running or Cycling?

Hit While Walking, Running or Cycling in Erie, Meadville, Warren or Franklin Pennsylvania? Six Tips to Help You Make Things Right Again

Tired of the Other Guy's Insurance Company Being Unfair with You?

Learn some of the reasons why the playing field is tilted against you after your car or truck accident in Erie or Meadville Pennsylvania. And what you can do about it.

Limited Tort Claims Another Victim in Monroe County

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Wet Weather Driving Tips

Hurt in a Northwest PA car accident? Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consult with a Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. accident lawyer. No fee if no recovery.

Summer Driving Tips

Hurt in a Car Accident? Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consult with a Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorney. No fee if no recovery.

Pedestrian Tips

Hurt in a pedestrian accident? Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 to get a free, no-strings attached consultation with a Purchase, George and Murphey Attorney.

Increasing Minimum Insurance Limits in Pennsylvania [PDF]

Read the Senate bill raising the minimum car insurance coverage required in Pennsylvania or call for a free consult with an Erie injury lawyer: 814-580-5017.

Pennsylvania Bans Texting While Driving [PDF]

Pennsylvania's latest law to limit distracted driving and more injury and accident info. Call for a free injury lawyer consult today: 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

Listen to the Interview by Rem Jackson of Tim George and Eric Purchase About Pennsylvania Car Accident Cases

Wondering about the biggest challenge faced by people after a car accident? Or how to choose a Pennsylvania car accident lawyer? Listen here for answers. In September of 2010, Tim George and Eric Purchase gave an interview to Rem Jackson, renowned President and CEO of Top Practices, on the subject of car accidents and car accident injury cases in Pennsylvania. Rem got the answers to these questions and more in the interview, now available for free here.

Take the Pledge and Get a Free Bracelet!

Hurt by a distracted driver in Pennsylvania? Get a free consult with our Erie attorneys. Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 today.

35 Quick Tips for Handling Your Own Pennsylvania Personal Injury Car Accident Settlement

Perhaps you're considering handling your personal injury case on your own without the help of an Erie injury lawyer. You've come to the right place. Here are a few quick tips to consider as you consider how to proceed with your car accident injury ca...

Erie Injury Lawyer : PA Accident Trials : Shocking Verdict [PDF]

Rear end accident with an admitted injury ends in defense verdict in Erie County car accident injury trial. Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. was not involved in any way in the trial of this case. It is nevertheless instructive as to the risks faced by injured people in even the seemingly easy cases.

Manual del conductor de Pennsylvania (Version espanola) [PDF]

El Departamento de Transporte de Pensilvania ofrece un controlador de Pennsylvania manual y lo ofrecemos a usted aquí para su referencia. Ya sea que usted está estudiando para su licencia o simplemente buscan refrescar en la conducción segura, este manual es una guía útil para los conductores de Pensilvania.

Pennsylvania Driver's Manual (English Version) [PDF]

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers a Pennsylvania Driver's manual and we offer it to you here for your reference. Whether you're studying for your license or just looking to brush up on safe driving, this manual is a useful guide for Pennsylvania drivers.

How to Deal with the Other Guy's Insurance Company, Part III

If you've been seriously injured in a Pennsylvania car accident case, we recommend that you talk to an experienced Erie car accident lawyer before you talk to an insurance company. But if you really insist on doing it yourself, here are three more tips for dealing with the other guy's insurance company, including a summary of your rights and responsibilities, when to make a written demand and a descriptions of the options available to you.

How to Deal with the Other Guy's Insurance Company, Part II

In this second part to our article on, "How to Deal with the Other Guy's Insurance Company" we offer three tips on subjects including how to handle your initial disclosures, whether to give a recorded statement, and what to expect about the insurance company's request for a medical authorization.

How to Deal With the Other Guy's Insurance Company, Part I

If you've recently been injured in an Erie car accident you'll have questions. One of them may be, "How do I deal with the other guy's insurance company." There's only one good reason for talking to the other guy's insurance company and several rules to follow if you choose to talk to them.

Three Ways to Ruin Your Doctor and Your Erie Car Accident Case

If you've been hurt in a Pennsylvania car crash, you may have heard that the way you deal with your doctor can ruin your car accident injury case. There are three common mistakes that car accident victims make that can be easily avoided.

Who Will Pay My Medical Bills After a Pennsylvania Car Accident?

If you've been injured in an Erie car crash, one of the first questions you'll want an answer to is, "Who will pay my Erie car accident medical bills?" The answer depends on your insurance and your status in the accident.

Help! I've Been in a Pennsylvania Car Accident and Now an Insurance Company Wants Me to Give A Recorded Statement

After a Pennsylvania car accident, it's common for your insurance company or the other driver's insurance company to ask for a recorded statement. You'll want to know when you have to give a recorded statement; when you don't have to consent to a recorded statement and absolutely should not give one; and how to avoid the mistakes people make when giving a recorded statement that can ruin an Erie car accident case.

How to Deal with Your Insurance Company After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

If you were recently involved in an Erie car crash, you may have questions about how to deal with your own insurance company. We offer answers to your questions, including when to notify your company, what your rights are with regard to your car repairs and what to expect if you were at fault and someone was injured in the car accident.

What to do Immediately After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

You've just been in a Pennsylvania car wreck. What do you do? Should you move your car? Do you need to call the police? Is there information you should get? Answers to these questions and more about what to do immediately after a Pennsylvania car wreck can be found here.

Teaching Materials - Auto Law Update - November, 2009 [PDF]

In November of 2009, Eric Purchase gave a seminar to lawyers who wished to update their knowledge of the law pertaining to car accidents and car insurance claims. These materials were provided to participants who attended the seminar. The event was sponsored by the Erie County Bar Association and was held at the Erie Convention Center.

Suffered an Injury to a Joint Like an Ankle, Knee or Hip? Don't Forget to Investigate and Be Compensated for Your Risk of Post-Traumatic Arthritis.

If you've suffered injury to a joint or ligament, you may be at risk for developing post-traumatic arthritis. If your injury is the subject of a car accident or other injury case, failure to properly investigate such a possibility can put you at risk of settling your case without being fully compensated for the harm you may suffer in the future.

Erie Car Crash Attorney : PA Accident Law : Adult Cell Phone Use [PDF]

Cell phone use while driving is a large and growing problem. If you've been injured in an accident in which you suspect the other driver was distracted by texting or cell phone use, we've got information that can help you. Read the Pew Research Center report on Adults and Cell Phone Distractions or call today for a free consult with an Erie car crash lawyer at 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

Road Defects: When Hydroplaning Accidents Aren't Your Fault

Hydroplaning, which happens when your car, motorcycle or truck tires become separated from the road surface by a layer of water, can be caused by excessive speed or poor tire tread, but in many cases, it is caused by something completely out of a driver's control - road defects.

Judge Refuses to Reduce $275,000 Jury Verdict

Judges have the power to reduce a jury's verdict in an injury case but it is one that is rarely employed. A defendant's effort to get a jury verdict of $275,000 in a car accident case reduced was recently addressed by the Court of Common Pleas of Buck County.

Car Accident Prevention Tips: What to do When Hydroplaning

As winter approaches, hydroplaning becomes an increasing concern of motorists in northwestern Pennsylvania. You can access here a video that helps explain what to do in the event your vehicle begins to hydroplane. As Erie injury lawyers committed to offering helpful information about safety, injuries and the lawsuits that arise from them, we offer this and tons more free information on our site.

Pennsylvania's Rescue Doctrine - Yurecka v. Zappala [PDF]

Are you a rescuer (for example, a policeman or fireman) injured while helping someone else? You may be entitled to compensation under Pennsylvania's rescue doctrine. A case interpreting the rescue doctrine, Yurecka v. Zappala, 472 F.3d 59 (2006) is available here for review.

The Top Three Questions About Snow Tires or Why Snow Tires Are a Must in Pennsylvania Winter

You may be wondering, "Should I get snow tires this year? Geez, with all these holiday expenses, can I afford to get snow tires?" Well, our advice as Erie accident lawyers is an unqualified, "Yes!" Here are four of the most frequently asked questions about snow tires and our answers.

Winter Driving Tips

As we move inexorably toward winter, it may be helpful to review tips for driving in the snow. The Pennsylvania injury lawyers of Erie and Meadville offer these helpful tips just in time for the first "big snow" forecast for region.

Erie Injury Lawyers Provide Child Safety Law Update [PDF]

You may be interested in learning about Pennsylvania's law on child restraint systems in your car. Maybe your child is at that age where she may be old enough to do away with the booster seat and you just want to be sure you're doing the right thing. Here's the latest information on PA law, current through January 2011, for your review.

Smartphones - Your Personal Car Accident Assistant?

Hurt in a Pennsylvania car accident? Get a free consult with an experienced Erie injury attorney. Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548. No fee if no recovery.