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Erie County Personal Injury Lawyer

Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Fight to Secure Compensation for Injured Clients in Erie County, PA

Many accident victims initially feel uncertain about the prospect of pursuing a claim for compensation against the negligent party whose actions caused their personal injuries.  This uncertainty can be magnified when the insurance companies or the negligent party denies responsibility for the accident or the damage that it has caused. In general, when a personal injury has a substantial impact on your life, you may have a valid personal injury case—regardless of whether that impact comes in the form of a prolonged hospital stay, painful recovery or time spent away from work while you recover.

While pursuing a claim for damages after suffering a personal injury can be complex, we believe that’s no reason to back down from fighting to obtain the fair compensation that you deserve.  At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our talented Erie County personal injury lawyers believe in making our clients our number one priority. We know that insurance companies can make it difficult for you to recover a fair amount of compensation for your injuries—in fact, two of our lawyers worked for these same insurance companies in the past, and are well acquainted with the tactics insurance adjusters use to avoid paying compensation to injured parties.  If you have suffered an injury in Erie County, call us today so that we can get started on your case.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Erie County

Our firm has the skills necessary to handle all types of personal injury cases for clients in Erie County, including those resulting from:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, such as car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and accidents sustained using ride-sharing services Uber or Lyft,
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents,
  • Premises liability claims, including dog bite injuries and slip and fall accidents,
  • Medical malpractice cases,
  • Accidents resulting in severe or catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia or severe burns,
  • Wrongful death cases.

Regardless of how you sustained your personal injuries, the advice and guidance of our experienced personal injury lawyers can increase the likelihood that you will receive the highest available compensation amount so that you can provide for your family’s future financial security.

Dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers Purchase, George & Murphey Help Clients Through the Stress of Getting Compensation for Injuries in Erie County

Suffering a personal injury can add a degree of stress to your life that you may have never experienced in the past.  Wondering how a serious personal injury will impact your ability to provide for your family and engage in activities that you previously enjoyed can be overwhelming enough without the added stress of navigating the Erie County legal system on your own.  In addition to the basic medical expenses that are necessary to treat your personal injury, we will fight to reach a compensation award that provides for your:

  • Lost income during the recovery period,
  • Physical therapy and rehab expenses that may be necessary on an ongoing future basis,
  • Medical equipment,
  • In-home care,
  • In-home modifications necessary to continue living in your home after the accident,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Permanent or ongoing disability.

Call the Experienced Erie County Personal Injury Lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. for a Free Initial Consultation Today

To ensure the greatest likelihood of a successful financial recovery in an Erie County personal injury case, call our experienced personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your injury to discuss options for getting justice in your case.  You can also fill out this online contact form or use our online chat service to begin the process of recovering financial compensation for your injuries.

About Erie County, PA

Erie County is the largest county in Pennsylvania by physical area and comprises a total of 1,558 square miles, 799 square miles of which is land and 759 square miles of which is water.  Erie County was originally settled by Puritan descendants from New England and Upstate New York, and borders Chautauqua County, New York on its northeastern edge. Further, Erie County is located directly south of Lake Erie, which means that it is technically bordered by Canada to the north.  As of 2010, Erie County was home to about 280,566 residents, many of whom reside in the largest city in the county, also named Erie.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pursuing a Claim for Damages After Suffering a Personal Injury in Erie County

FAQ: How do I know if I really have a valid claim for compensation after suffering an injury in Erie County?

While every case is different, if you are suffering from a personal injury that has a substantial impact on your life, you likely have a valid claim for compensation.  Likewise, if someone else’s negligent or reckless actions caused your injuries, you may have a valid claim for compensation. Our lawyers can help evaluate the best strategy for recovering that compensation, which may include pursuing an insurance claim entirely outside of the courtroom.  We can help you establish who is financially liable for the injuries you have suffered and can pursue compensation from an insurance policy maintained by the at-fault party.

FAQ: Should I talk to the insurance adjusters or provide a written statement if I am approached after my accident?

No.  We cannot stress this enough—the insurance companies are not on your side, even if it is your own insurance policy in question.  Immediately after an accident, the company might send insurance adjusters to get a recorded statement at a time when the full extent and impact of your injuries cannot be known with reasonable accuracy.  It’s easy to accidentally make a statement that the insurance company can use to minimize their responsibility for paying you compensation for those injuries. Further, you may not yet know who or what caused the accident in which you were injured.  Our personal injury lawyers can speak to the insurance company on your behalf and while you may eventually be asked to provide a formal statement, we can help you avoid making statements that can potentially damage your case going forward.

Personal Injury Case Results

$1,250,000

Car accident

At approximately 50 mph, a young woman’s vehicle collided with a truck. Both vehicles were totaled. Client suffered multiple injuries including complex fractures and a myocardial contusion.

$700,000

Motorcycle Fatality

Client’s husband was killed in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless driver. His underinsured motorist carrier originally denied coverage, based on a policy exclusion, and then offered only half the coverage.

Criminal Defense Case Results

Charges Dropped

DUI, Lane violation & Careless driving

Late at night, a driver turned right at a stop light and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic. His BAC was over the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, a lane violation and careless driving.

Not Guilty

Sex Offense

An instructor at a local high school was accused by a student of indecent assault on the last day of school. After four days of trial, the jury acquitted the instructor of all charges.

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Mr. George and his entire office staff were very kind and helping me through my first ever experience with the law. He was able to get me exactly what he said he would in the outcome of my trial. The entire staff was very informative and kept me up to date on everything. Very pleased with my experience and would most definately recommend him to others.

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