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Were you involved in a car accident on a road or highway in Pennsylvania? Or perhaps charged with a DUI in PA and now you’re looking for the best lawyer to handle your case? If so, check out our free ebooks below. They contain all the information you’ll need to get started on your case. And please feel free to contact us any time for a free consultation about your legal matter. Our team is available 24/7 to assist you. Fill out our convenient online contact form today or reach out to our office directly at 814-273-2010. REMEMBER: Accessing our ebooks does not make you a client of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. These books are just a way to educate yourself about the challenges and difficulties you might face following a car accident or DUI in Pennsylvania, and how to make smart decisions as you look for solutions to the problems that these legal matters might create for you. There is no charge for these books, and if you decide to contact us your information will not be sold or given away to anyone.

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PURCHASE, GEORGE AND MURPHEY, P.C. DEBUTS NEWSLETTER

Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. announces good news for its clients in its 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.

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PURCHASE, GEORGE AND MURPHEY, P.C. ANNOUNCED BY THE ERIE TIMES NEWS IN THE BUZZ

Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. is announced in the Erie Times News Business Section, “The Buzz.”

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BARS LIABLE FOR BOTH STATUTORY VIOLATIONS AND OTHER ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE FOR SERVING VISIBLY DRUNK PATRONS WHO CAUSE INJURY

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 a car accident resulting in three fatalities. The opinion is reproduced here and does an excellent job of reviewing the relevant case law.

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SIGN UP FORM FOR THE 2010 NEW BLOSSOMS NEW LIFE 'FAIRWAYS FOR FAMILIES' TOURNAMENT.

Purchase, George and Murphey 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 sign-up for this year’s tournament on our site for your use.

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TRIAL ADVOCACY: MAKING THE MOST OF WHAT 'YA GOT' - SEPTEMBER 24, 2008

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.

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TEACHING MATERIALS - NEGLIGENT INFLICTION OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS - MARCH 23, 1994

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.

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TEACHING MATERIALS - 2002 SEMINAR TO INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS - SURVEILLANCE VIDEO, ZERO SUM VERDICTS AND THE EFFECTIVE USE OF EXPERT WITNESSES

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.

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PERSONAL INJURY TEACHING MATERIALS - MARCH 22, 1995 - REIMBURSEMENT OF PUBLIC LIENS

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.

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ERIE LAWYER FEATURED IN LEGAL MARKETING NEWSLETTER

Tim George and Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. 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.

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ERIE INJURY LAWYERS OFFER TOY SAFETY INFORMATION

Just in time for black Friday shoppers, the Erie injury lawyers at Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. 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.

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PURCHASE, GEORGE AND MURPHEY HELP INJURED PEOPLE IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

The injury lawyers at Purchase, George and Murphey 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 1990s 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.

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PURCHASE, GEORGE AND MURPHEY HELPS WQLN

At Purchase, George and Murphey, 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 and G is helping WQLN to shed the light of day on secret dealings at the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority.

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JOINT AND SEVERAL LIABILITY - THE FACTS

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

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ERIE LAWYERS OFFER 2010 ERIE COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS ANNUAL REPORT

Injured in Erie, Pennsylvania? You may have a case. Call 814-273-2010 / toll free 814-273-2010 for a free consultation today. No fee if no recovery.

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ERIE LAWYERS SPONSOR 2011 NEW BLOSSOMS NEW LIFE TOURNAMENT

Looking for Erie lawyers who support our community? Purchase, George and Murphey, P.C. has been the major New Blossoms Tournament sponsor since its beginning. Call 814-273-2010.

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PURCHASE, GEORGE AND MURPHEY PUBLISH AUGUST 2011 NEWSLETTER - MEET BUTCH PURCHASE

Meet Butch Purchase, an injury lawyer's dog in this 2011 newsletter!

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TORT REFORM SEMINAR PRESENTED BY ERIE LAWYER

Join our panel of experienced plaintiff and defense attorneys and learn about the important changes made to the law of joint and several liability under SB 1131, Act No. 70, effective June 28, 2011

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Library Documents:

10 Tips to Get Your Child to Wear a Bike Helmet

Read on for 10 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 10 easy tips to make it happen. [...] Read More

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. [...] Read More

A Conversation Between a Lawyer and His Accountant About Tort Reform

My accountant saw that I’d recently given a seminar on Pennsylvania’s changes to Joint and Several Liability, called by some the “Fair Share Act” and by others the “Wrongdoer Protection Law.” She sent me an e-mail and asked me what those changes meant for her, in 20 words or less. Well, I can tell you that I didn’t keep my answer to the 20-word limit, but here is my response: [...] Read More

Answers to Frequently Asked Jury Duty Questions

Jury Duty is an important civic duty, but it is one that many citizens know little about. In fact, as Erie trial lawyers, we frequently get questions from family, friends, and clients when they get their jury duty summonses. Fortunately, Erie County has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked jury duty questions and we provide those answers here for you. [...] Read More

Erie Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Referral Fees

Dear Lawyer Who Would Like to Refer a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Client: What do Happy Clients, Medicare, and $417,000 have in common? They’re all reasons to refer your next Pennsylvania personal injury case to Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. [...] Read More

Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Halloween can be fun for the whole family. We love the chance to see our neighbors in what is often the last outdoor encounter we’ll have with them before the snow flies. (In Erie, it’s not unusual to see that first snow on Halloween.) But safety needs to be the first concern for Pennsylvania trick-or-treaters. Here, we offer some E(e)rie Halloween safety tips to parents about how they can help to make their child’s costume safe and fun. [...] Read More

Keeping It Local

As part of our commitment to “Keep it Local,” we will be featuring local businesses in our newsletter. Each month, we’ll provide our readers with fun and helpful information about one of the local enterprises that helps to make Erie a great place to live and raise a family. For now, here are our Top 10 Reasons to Keep it Local! [...] Read More

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. [...] Read More

Medical Information Disclaimer

The information contained on this website is intended to educate the reader about certain medical conditions and treatments. It is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis, and medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. [...] Read More

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

A recent opinion out of Philadelphia rejects an attempt to restrict access to the courts by injured people. Specifically, 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. [...] Read More

Personal Injury Calculators: Why Worry?

Wouldn’t it be great if somebody offered a calculator so that you could figure out exactly how much your Erie injury case was worth? I mean, if you knew exactly what your Pennsylvania injury case was worth, you wouldn’t have to worry about whether you settled too early for too little. [...] Read 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 814-273-2010 or toll free at 814-273-2010. [...] Read More

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. [...] Read More

Teaching Materials Summary and Index

To do our part, we’ve provided copies of the materials used by Eric Purchase in seminars given over the years to lawyers, insurance claims adjustors, and other claims professionals. Here is a summary and index of the teaching materials available on our site. [...] Read More

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 and Murphey, P.C.: 814-273-2010. [...] Read More

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

So, what are the biggest mistakes we’ve seen people make when choosing an Erie injury attorney? Read on to find out. [...] Read More

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 in the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case which might cause you to wonder why it received so much attention. [...] Read More

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 and Murphey, P.C. [...] Read More

Top Pennsylvania Injury Verdicts of 2010

Here is a list of the top verdicts of 2010. It bears reminding readers that these descriptions are summaries only and that the results are in no way predictive of the outcome of any other case. [...] Read More

Top Pennsylvania Personal Injury Verdicts of 2010, Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we reviewed the Top 5 Pennsylvania injury verdicts of 2010. Here, we provide summaries of more top Pennsylvania injury verdicts of 2010. [...] Read More

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 and Murphey, P.C. offer information, video, and animation of this procedure for people considering this procedure for themselves or for their loved ones. [...] Read More

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