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What Does it Mean to be a “No-Fault” State?

September 10, 2020

The state of Pennsylvania is a no-fault insurance state. This means that if you are involved in an accident, regardless of who is at fault, you will turn to your insurance provider to cover your costs. What is No-Fault Insurance? No-fault insurance, also referred to as personal injury protection (PIP), covers the driver’s costs, regardless of who is responsible for…

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Is Possession of a Controlled Substance a Felony in Pennsylvania?

September 5, 2020

A controlled substance is a substance that is regulated by the federal government, making possession of certain substances a felony. Felony charges carry significant fines and criminal charges, making it important that you understand what charges you are facing. The outcome of these charges can impact your life in many ways, including potential jail time. Understanding Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance Laws…

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What Is the Difference Between Rape and Sexual Assault?

August 11, 2020

Pennsylvania criminal law makes an important distinction between sexual assault and rape. If you are being charged for a violent sexual crime, you need to understand the legal differences between sexual assault and rape under Pennsylvania law. Of course, a conviction on either charge will likely result in a long prison sentence in addition to the requirement to register as…

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How to File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Pennsylvania

August 1, 2020

If you have been injured on the job in Pennsylvania, you need to know about the process of filing for workers’ compensation benefits. You are entitled as a matter of law to be compensated for all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for a work-related injury or illness and to receive partial wage replacement or disability benefits if your work injury…

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How Pennsylvania Statutes Impact Personal Injury Claims

July 28, 2020

Although people know that the law gives them the right to seek compensation for the damages they incur when they suffer a personal injury due to someone else’s actions or omissions, they may often not think about how the laws can severely limit their rights to recover damages or the amount of damages they may be entitled to. Unfortunately, these…

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Experts Warn Against Common Summertime Activity

July 23, 2020

Summers across the country look a little bit differently this year. However, one popular summertime activity that hasn’t changed is swimming. Swimming has always been and will continue to be one of the most enjoyable summertime activities, however, parents and caretakers must be even more vigilant as experts are warning about the risks of this common summertime activity. The Coronavirus…

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Eric J. Purchase Elected President of WPTLA

July 21, 2020

Purchase, George & Murphey is excited to announce that Attorney Eric J. Purchase has just been elected President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Learn more about the WPTLA and how Attorney Purchase will further their mission below. What is the WPTLA? Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1992, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association (WPTLA) “strives to…

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