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Your Erie County Personal Injury Lawyer Search

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.

Too often, people injured in a Pennsylvania accident choose a lawyer by going through the phone book and calling the first lawyer they see with a big, colorful ad. Don't get us wrong. We use big, colorful ads, too. But our hope is to encourage people to collect more information about lawyers before making a decision about who they should choose to represent them. We firmly believe that the more people know about injury law the more likely they are to choose Purchase & George.

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The Myth of the McDonald's Hot Coffee Trial: 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know

ABC News referred to her case as "the poster child of excessive lawsuits." Most of us have heard this story, but how many of us know what really happened? Here, we share five things that shed light on what really happened which might cause you to wonder why the case received so much attention.

Keeping it Local!

Looking for a real Erie injury lawyer? Worried about out-of-town mills posing as local? Call 814-580-5017 or 877-505-9548 for a free consult today.

The Five Biggest Mistakes People Make When Choosing a Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer

Looking for a Pennsylvania injury lawyer? Call today and get a free consult with our experienced Erie injury attorneys. 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

Teaching Materials Summary & Index

If you've been injured and are looking for an Erie lawyer who handles injury claims, car accident claims or insurance claims, you may have a hard time figuring out how to choose the right lawyer for you and your case. There are so many advertisements...

Top Pennsylvania Injury Verdicts of 2010

Injured in Pennsylvania? Get info on the top injury verdicts and more. For a free consult with an Erie injury lawyer, call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

Top Pennsylvania Personal Injury Verdicts of 2010 (Part 2)

Get information on the top injury verdicts in Pennsylvania and other resources. For a free consult with an Erie injury lawyer, call 814-580-5017 / 877-505-9548.

Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Halloween is just around the corner and you can get free costume safety tips from Erie's accident and injury lawyers, Purchase & George: 814-580-5017.

Social Networking and Personal Injury : Honesty Isn't Enough

You may have never given it a second thought, but what you're doing on facebook right now may be ruining your personal injury case. Social media is more and more common and insurance companies and defense lawyers are exploiting the snippets of information they find there to avoid paying injured people. Learn why honesty isn't enough and get tips on what you can do to avoid damaging your personal injury case.

Personal Injury Calculators - Why Worry?

Trying to figure out how much your Erie injury case is worth? Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consult with the Erie injury lawyers.

Erie Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Referral Fees & Reasons

Dear Lawyer Who Would Like to Refer a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Client,...

Purchase & George, P.C. debuts Newsletter [PDF]

Purchase & George, P.C. announces good news for its clients in it's first newsletter. Attorneys Eric Purchase and Tim George combine to add power and flexibility to the representation of their clients and debut a newsletter that is fun and informative offering news about Tim's recent deployment to Iraq with the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade; the curative power of laughter; a thank you for referrals from clients and other lawyers; and more.

Purchase & George, P.C. announced by the Erie Times News in The Buzz [PDF]

Purchase & George, P.C. is announced in the Erie Times News Business Section, "The Buzz."

Knee Anatomy for Lawyers

The knee is a complex joint and understanding its anatomy is one of the key elements to successfully presenting and litigating claims of knee injury. The largest and heaviest of the body's hinge joints, the knee must not only move forward and backward but also must twist and rotate. It does this using four bones, bands of connective tissue, tendons and other structures.

Sign Up Form for the 2010 New Blossoms New Life "Fairways for Families" Tournament. [PDF]

Purchase & George are proud to be associated with the New Blossoms New Life Foundation and to be a major sponsor the 2010 Golf Tournament. NBNL supports Erie area families who need help with the costs of fertility treatments and adoption. We've put the flyer for sponsorship and signup for this year's tournament on our site for your use.

Trial Advocacy: Making the Most of What 'Ya Got" - September 24, 2008 [PDF]

These materials were provided to seminar participants at a seminar I gave to trial lawyers on September 24, 2008 at the Manufacturer's Association Conference and Learning Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The seminar was entitled, "Trial Advocacy: Making the Most of What 'Ya Got." These particular teaching materials focused on the use of deposition transcripts at trial.

Purchase & George Help Injured People in Crawford County [PDF]

The injury lawyers at Purchase & George help people in Crawford County and Meadville who've been injured as a result of someone else's carelessness. We've been representing clients in the Court of Common Pleas of Crawford County since the early 1990's but haven't formally introduced ourselves to the market. Attached is our Meadville injury lawyer ad appearing on the cover of the Meadville phone book.

Purchase & George Helps WQLN [PDF]

At Purchase & George, we are Erie lawyers with a commitment to helping our community. One of the ways we give back is to take on cases that can have a substantial positive impact on the quality of life for the area's residents. In one recent case that has attracted media attention, P & G is helping WQLN to shed the light of day on secret dealings at the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.

Purchase & George Publish August 2011 Newsletter - Meet Butch Purchase [PDF]

Get our Erie injury lawyer newsletter on-line! Or call today for a free consult: 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

The 2011 PBA Judicial Evaluations

Information on the 2011 PA judicial candidates. For more Pennsylvania legal information or for a free injury consult, contact Purchase & George: 814-580-5017.

A Conversation Between A Lawyer and His Accountant About Tort Reform

Hurt in Northwest Pennsylvania? Get a free consultation with a Purchase & George lawyer. Call today: 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548.

Erie Lawyers Sponsor 2011 New Blossoms New Life Tournament [PDF]

Looking for Erie lawyers that support our community? Purchase & George has been the major New Blossoms Tournament sponsor since its beginning. Call 814-580-5017.

Erie Lawyers Offer 2010 Erie County Court of Common Pleas Annual Report [PDF]

Injured in Erie, Pennsylvania? You may have a case. Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consultation today. No fee if no recovery.

Exchanging Links with Purchase and George P.C.

Purchase and George is open to linking to other personal injury sites, provided that they are credible sites that provide helpful information.

Joint and Several Liability - The Facts [PDF]

What is Joint and Several Liability? Why does it make sense for Pennsylvania? What harm can result if Pennsylvania eliminates it? Find these answers and more.

So, You Want an Aggressive Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer?

What kind of Pennsylvania injury lawyer are you looking for? Maybe an aggressive one? One who will frighten the insurance company into giving you all that you hoped for and then some? To find out more, read on or contact us at 814-580-5017 or toll free at 877-505-9548.

Answers to Frequently Asked Jury Duty Questions

Called for jury duty in Erie County, Pennsylvania? We have Erie County's answers to some frequently asked jury duty questions. For more information about the trial of injury, malpractice and insurance cases, call today for a free, no-obligation consult at 814-580-5017 or toll free at 877-505-9548.

Erie Injury Lawyers Offer Toy Safety Information [PDF]

Just in time for black Friday shoppers, the Erie injury lawyers at Purchase & George offer a toy safety brochure for parents. The brochure is provided by the U.S. P.I.R.G., a federation of state public interest research groups, and offers helpful information on choking hazards, toxic elements and other safety hazards in toys marketed for children.

Erie Lawyer Featured in Legal Marketing Newsletter [PDF]

Tim George and Purchase & George were featured this month in the newsletter of famed legal marketing guru Ben Glass. Ben Glass is the recognized authority on education based legal marketing strategies and his newsletter goes to lawyers around the country. We think it's pretty cool to be featured this month and reproduce it here for you.

Free legal guides available on AVVO.com include:

Smart Pennsylvanians Looking for Lawyers or Answers to Legal Questions Can Get Free Legal Guides at AVVO.com. Here is a list of some of the legal guides available.

Pennsylvania Court Rejects Efforts to Retaliate Against Lawyers Who Represent Injured People

A recent opinion out of Philadelphia rejects a recent attempt to restrict access to the courts by injured people. In Keystone Freigh Corp. v. Stricker, the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas rejected a corporation's attempt to penalize an injury law firm for suing on behalf of an injured client.

Personal Injury Teaching Materials - March 22, 1995 - Reimbursement of Public Liens [PDF]

These materials addressed the state of the law in 1995 with regard to a personal injury victim's obligation to reimburse public liens from the proceeds of a personal injury settlement or verdict. The materials were provided to a group of insurance adjustors, claims professionals and lawyers on March 22, 1995.

Teaching Materials - 2002 Seminar to Insurance Professionals - Surveillance Video, Zero Sum Verdicts and the Effective Use of Expert Witnesses [PDF]

These teaching materials pertain to personal injury cases and the disclosure of surveillance video in such cases, zero sum verdicts and the effective use of expert witnesses at trial. These were provided at a seminar given by Eric Purchase to lawyers, insurance adjustors and other claims professionals on April 4, 2002.

Teaching Materials - Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress - March 23, 1994 [PDF]

Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress was the subject of a seminar given by Eric Purchase on March 23, 1994 to insurance defense lawyers, insurance claims adjustors and other claims professionals. These materials were provided to attendees at the event and include the now somewhat notorious, "Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Flowchart." This flowchart was reportedly kept handy by numerous insurance claims professionals for years after the seminar. I'd be interested in learning if anyone still uses it.

Wrongful Death

Free information on Pennsylvania wrongful death, who can sue, what can be recovered and the distinction between a wrongful death action and a survival action in Pennsylvania.

What is Anterior Cervical Discectomy?

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

Bars Liable for Both Statutory Violations and Other Acts of Negligence for Serving Visibly Drunk Patrons who Cause Injury [PDF]

A Pennsylvania Court holds in wrongful death case that a bar may be sued for both a Dram Shop Act violation and other common law negligence claims for serving a visibly intoxicated patron who then causes car accident resulting three fatalities. The opinion is reproduced here and does an excellent job reviewing the relevant case law.

Ten Tips to Get Your Child to Wear a Bike Helmet

Ten tips to get your son or daughter to wear a bicycle helmet. It's tough to get kids to wear their helmets and tougher still to get them to wear their helmets ALL the time. Here are ten easy tips to make it happen.

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Tips for Your Consultation with Tim or Eric

Things to bring and questions you should be prepared to answer during your consultation with Purchase & George.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident

You need a Pennsylvania personal injury attorney to help you protect your rights and recover damages after an accident. Read this article to learn how a Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer can help you. Contact an Erie County accident attorney at Purchase & George, P.C. at 877-505-9548 today for more information.