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Smartphones: Your Personal Car Accident Assistant

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. Just in a Pennsylvania car accident? There’s an app for that, believe it or not. We’ve offered tips here about what to […] Read More

How to Deal with the Other Guy’s Insurance Company, Part I

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 there are […] Read More

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

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 from the insurance company’s […] Read More

Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Head injuries and neck injuries are common and can lead to various types of post-traumatic vertigo. This is an explanation of Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). Read our Disclaimer. Post-traumatic positional vertigo is a common consequence of head injury and the most common type […] Read More

Post-Traumatic Vertigo

Post-Traumatic Vertigo Post-Traumatic Vertigo refers to dizziness that follows a head injury or a neck injury. There are many potential causes of Post-Traumatic Vertigo, including: a. Positional Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) b. Post-Traumatic Meniere’s Syndrome c. Labyrinthine Concussion d. Cervical Vertigo e. Temporal Bone Fracture f. Epileptic Vertigo g. Diffuse Axonal Injury h. Post-Concussion Syndrome Diagnosis of the particular […] Read More

Wet Weather Driving Tips

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. Wet Weather Driving Tips from Your Erie Accident Lawyers The Erie we are used to has a lot of precipitation, mainly […] Read More

Pedestrian Statistics

Pedestrian Statistics Provides helpful information to people looking for help following a pedestrian accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident and are looking for highly rated lawyers who have experience in pedestrian accident cases, you can find helpful information and free books here. Vehicular collisions with pedestrians obviously […] Read More

Judge Refuses to Reduce $275,000 Jury Verdict

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 a power 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 […] Read More

Tips for Teaching Your Teen to Drive in Pennsylvania

Tips for Teaching 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, however, slow down and take a moment to review […] Read More

Car Accident Prevention Tips: What to Do When Hydroplaning

Car Accident Prevention Tips: What to Do When Hydroplaning As winter approaches, hydroplaning becomes an increasing concern of motorists in northwestern Pennsylvania. As Erie injury lawyers committed to offering helpful information about safety, injuries, and the lawsuits that arise from them, we offer free information on our site. Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. helps many people […] Read More

What Recent Behavioral Trend Concerns Erie Car Accident Lawyers?

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. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, distracted driving can be broken down into three […] Read More

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Top 5 Car Seat Safety Tips

Erie Car Accident Lawyers: Top 5 Car Seat Safety Tips Pennsylvania car accidents are the top killer of children ages 1 to 12. One of the easiest ways to protect children from the risks of an Erie car crash is to make sure that the proper car seat is used as intended. Here are five easy safety […] Read More

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

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. If you’ve been […] Read More

Diffuse Axonal Injury Lawyers: Brain Injury Lawyers

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 types of head […] Read More

Lumbar Discectomy

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 for their loved ones. Discectomy […] Read More

Real Life Question-and-Answer Series: I Caused an Accident

I Caused an Accident While Driving My Grandmother’s Car and I Think I Am Being Sued: What Can I Do? I was driving my grandmother’s 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 […] Read More

Post-Traumatic Meniere’s Syndrome

Post-Traumatic Meniere’s Syndrome Meniere’s syndrome or disease is an abnormality of the inner ear and causes dizziness, noise, and hearing changes. Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. is an Erie personal injury legal team whose members have experience with litigation related to post-traumatic Meniere’s syndrome. More information about Meniere’s disease and the Erie Meniere’s Syndrome lawyers […] Read More

The Top Three Questions About Snow Tires

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 three […] Read More

Real Life Question-and-Answer Series: A False Witness

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 were other cars around but no standing witnesses, and neither I nor the other driver got any witnesses before we left the scene. […] Read More

Hit by a Car While Walking, Running, or Cycling

Hit by a Car While Walking, Running, or Cycling Hit While Walking, Running or Cycling in Erie, Meadville, Warren, or Franklin, Pennsylvania? Here Are Six Tips to Help You Make Things Right Again! There is nothing quite like abandoning the treadmill or stationary bike and running or cycling outdoors. In our region of Pennsylvania, the […] Read More

35 Tips for Handling Your Own Pennsylvania Car Accident Settlement

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 […] Read More

Meadville Injury Lawyer

Meadville Injury Lawyer Were you hurt in a Meaville, PA accident? You’ve come to the right place. Your injuries are concerning enough, but now you must deal with income loss and mounting medical expenses. Your Crawford County injury lawyer team at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. will help you and your family through these difficult times. […] Read More

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

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 […] Read More

Anatomy of the Spine

Anatomy of the Spine – A Lawyer’s Description of Spinal Anatomy The spinal column, or backbone, consists of 33 bones (vertebrae) and can be divided into five segments: the cervical, the thoracic, the lumbar, the sacrum, and the coccyx (the tailbone). The cervical (neck), thoracic (midback) and lumbar (lower back) vertebrae are the uppermost 24 vertebrae and are separated from […] Read More

Epileptic Vertigo Brain Injury

Epileptic Vertigo Brain Injury Some brain injuries can lead to vertigo, or a 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. Read our Disclaimer. Epileptic vertigo is vertigo (dizziness, spinning) due to a […] Read More

Discover How Contingent Fee Agreements Deter Frivolous Lawsuits

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 improve access to justice for people with limited funds because […] Read More

Take the Pledge and Get a Free Bracelet

Take the Pledge and Get a Free Bracelet Hurt by a distracted driver in Pennsylvania? Get a free consult with our Erie car accident attorneys. Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 today. Take the Pledge to Stop Texting and Driving! Take the pledge to stop texting and driving and we’ll send you this free bracelet. […] Read More

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

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 […] Read More

Seatbelt Statistics

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. Seatbelt use is the single most effective measure you can take to protect yourself in an automobile. Conversely, failure to wear a […] Read More

Summer Driving Tips

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. Summer Driving Tips from Your Erie Accident Lawyers In Erie, as summer comes and the roads clear, we all want to drive faster. We finally don’t have […] Read More

Mixing Alcohol with Energy Drinks

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, […] Read More

Two Winter Driving Laws You May Not Know About

Two Winter Driving Laws You May Not Know About 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 about. To avoid penalties and be safe, read on for two unique winter driving laws that you […] Read More

The Sobering Truth About Drinking and Driving

The Sobering Truth About Drinking and Driving 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 Pennsylvania alcohol-related car accidents, truck […] Read More

Real Life Question-and-Answer Series: Driver Pulls Out of Parking Spot

Who’s Responsible When a Driver Pulls Out of a Parking Spot and Hits a 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 have been cited? Who pays for the […] Read More

What to Do Immediately After a Pennsylvania Car Accident

What to Do Immediately After a Pennsylvania Car Accident If you’ve just been in an Erie car accident, there will be time to answer questions about how to deal with the other driver’s insurance company and about whether to give a recorded statement. But first, you’ve got to worry about what do immediately after the car wreck. […] Read More

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

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; […] Read More

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

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 accident or truck accident in Erie or Meadville, Pennsylvania. And learn what you can do about it. If you are harmed by a careless driver, it would be […] Read More

Erie’s 13 Most Dangerous Winter Roads

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 like certain areas and roads produce more Pennsylvania car accidents than others. We see these […] Read More

Suffered an Injury to a Joint

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 […] Read More

Temporal Bone Fractures

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. Read our Disclaimer. Temporal bone fractures frequently present […] Read More

Cervical Vertigo

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 are common. There is some controversy as to the mechanism of cervical vertigo, […] Read More

Winter Driving Tips

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 the region. Stopping and Starting: “Slow” and “gradual” are the watchwords here. […] Read More

Wendy’s Story

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 cause her any pain when it happened. She raised children, built a career […] Read More

Three Ways to Ruin Your Doctor’s Visit and Your Erie Car Accident Case

Three Ways to Ruin Your Doctor’s Visit 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 […] Read More

Limited Tort Claims Another Victim in Monroe County

Limited Tort Claims Another Victim in Monroe County Hurt in a car accident? We can help. Call 814-580-5017 / toll free 877-505-9548 for a free consultation with one of our Erie injury lawyers. We’ve long cautioned our clients, family and friends against electing the limited tort option on their Pennsylvania automobile insurance policies. For those […] Read More

Erie Bicycle Injury Lawyers: New Law Creates Safety Zone

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 what you need to know about Pennsylvania’s new bicycle […] Read More

Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery

Lumbar Spinal Fusion Surgery Lawsuit 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 […] Read More

No-Fault Hydroplaning Accidents

No-Fault Hydroplaning Accidents 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. However, in many cases, hydroplaning is caused by something completely out of a driver’s control – road defects. It happens in […] Read More

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Post-Concussion Syndrome Post-concussion syndrome is a combination of headache, dizziness, and mental disturbance following a head injury. It is usually attributed to “Traumatic Brain Injury” or “TBI,” which are general terms for head injuries affecting the brain. Dizziness and nausea are typical early symptoms and they usually resolve over a span of six weeks. However, […] Read More

Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar Laminectomy A lumbar laminectomy is a surgery performed on the lower back and which removes a bony portion of the spine known as the lamina. The lawyers of Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. have experience with personal injury cases involving lumbar laminectomies. We can provide information and access to a cool animation of the […] Read More

Whiplash Injury Syndrome

Whiplash Injury Syndrome Read our Disclaimer. The term “whiplash” is used generically to refer to neck injuries that follow rear-end car accidents. These injuries are classically “soft tissue” injuries associated with hyperextension or hyperflexion of the neck. The range of injuries often grouped within the generic term “whiplash” includes: rupture of the anterior longitudinal ligament, […] Read More

How to Get a Fair Insurance Settlement After an Auto Accident

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 serious car crashes. Eric Purchase and Tim George are Erie […] Read More

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Pedestrian Safety 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 & Murphey attorney. Safety Tips for Pedestrians from Your Erie Accident Lawyers It’s summertime and we all want to get outside. Walking provides a great way to do that and to […] Read More

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