Crawford County Personal Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Committed to Protecting Accident Victims’ Rights in Crawford County, PA
When you’ve sustained serious injuries in a car accident or by tripping over a pothole in a store parking lot, questions undoubtedly abound as you begin the process of recovering from those injuries—how will you cover the cost of medical care? How long will you be away from work? How will the ongoing need for physical therapy impact your life? Even taking into account insurance reimbursements, many accident victims are left struggling with significant out-of-pocket expenses related to their injuries. When someone else’s actions caused the accident and injuries, you may be entitled to compensation to cover those expenses.
At Purchase, George & Murphey, our personal injury lawyers are fully aware of how quickly the cost of an accident can spiral out of control. We are committed to protecting the rights of blameless accident victims in Crawford County, and our mission is to ensure that you are compensated to the fullest extent possible after sustaining injuries in an accident. We know that retaining a personal injury lawyer is likely the last thing on your mind following an accident, but we also know that retaining experienced counsel provides you with the best opportunity for recovering full compensation.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries in an accident through no fault of your own, call us today to schedule a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers.
Crawford County Personal Injuries Can Occur in a Wide Variety of Accidents
Accidents happen without warning and can create consequences that can last a lifetime. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we help accident victims recover compensation to mitigate the impact of those adverse consequences. We handle cases involving:
- Premises liability (negligent property owners)
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents and truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Accidents involving Uber or Lyft
- Construction accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
Our Talented Team of Personal Injury Lawyers Fights for Maximum Compensation for Injured Parties in Crawford County
At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Crawford County personal injury lawyers believe that innocent victims should get the monetary compensation that they deserve after an accident to hold the responsible party financially accountable. When considering the modern day costs of treating an injury, we know how financially devastating an injury can become when costs continue to rise even after insurance coverage has been maxed out. We are tenacious in our pursuit of fair compensation for accident victims, including compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medication
- Physical therapy
- Medical devices
- In-home care
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of the activities of daily life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- And more
The level of available compensation will vary based on the treatment required and the anticipated recovery time, but our lawyers fight to get every dollar that you deserve after an accident. In some cases, we may even be able to pursue a claim for punitive damages if the person who caused the accident acted in a way that was intentional or especially shocking.
Call Today for a Free Initial Consultation with a Trusted Crawford County Personal Injury Lawyer
You have the legal right to pursue a claim for compensation after an accident is caused by a third party’s negligent or reckless actions. If you would like to discuss options with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Crawford County or have already come up against a roadblock in pursuing your right to compensation on your own, call us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. You can also fill out this secure online contact form, or use our online chat feature, to start the process of recovering compensation for your injuries.
About Crawford County, PA
Crawford County is located in Western Pennsylvania and was originally formed in 1800 from a part of Allegheny County. Comprised of approximately 1,038 square miles, only 25 square miles of which is water, Crawford County is home to about 85,063 (estimated as of 2018). Crawford County is considered part of the Meadville “Micropolitan” Statistical Area, which is currently the 5th most highly populated micropolitan area in Pennsylvania.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Claims in Crawford County, PA
Under Pennsylvania’s comparative negligence law, you may still be entitled to compensation for your injuries even if you partially caused the accident. This means that as long as you were not more negligent than the defendant (i.e., if you were less than 51 percent responsible for the accident), you will be entitled to recover compensation based on the other party’s negligence. Your compensation award will, however, be impacted if you are found partially responsible. If you are found to be 20 percent responsible and are awarded a compensation package of $100,000, your award will be reduced by 20 percent (to $80,000).
Every party to your accident can be held financially responsible for the portion of the accident that they caused. In other words, each defendant is held financially accountable for the percentage of fault assigned to that party. When multiple defendants are involved, each defendant cannot be held liable for the entire amount of your compensation award. For example, assume two people acted negligently to cause your accident, and one of them was found to be 50 percent at fault, and the other was found to be 50 percent at fault. If you were awarded $100,000 in compensation, one party would be responsible for $50,000 and the other for $50,000—you could not recover the entire amount from either party. However, if one party was found to be 60 percent or more responsible, that party could be held responsible for the entire award.