Erie Jury Returns $375,000 Car Accident Verdict

A jury returned a verdict awarding a woman injured in an Erie, Pennsylvania car accident more than $375,000 as compensation for lost wages, future lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering damages. The verdict, rendered in the Court of Common Pleas of Erie County, Pennsylvania on February 13, 2014, is believed to be among the largest car accident verdicts in Erie County in the last year.

The Erie motor vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of West 26th Street and Greengarden Boulevard in Erie, PA on March 4, 2009. The defendant drove through a red light on Greengarden and directly into the path of the injured woman. The victim’s injuries included an aggravation of a preexisting defect in her spine, which required her to seek ongoing medical care for over three years. Her care included multiple epidural steroid injections directly into her spine; facet injections; a spinal tap; physical therapy; and, finally, the surgical implantation of an electrical stimulator and battery pack to shock her spinal cord as a means of interfering with pain signals. The injured woman also was forced to change jobs and to accept a lower-paying job as a result of her injury.

The injured woman in Engel v. Palmer, Erie County Docket No. 10563 – 2011 was represented by Erie injury lawyer Eric J. Purchase of the Pennsylvania injury and accident law firm of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. The personal injury law firm has offices in Erie, Meadville, and Franklin, PA.

Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are committed to helping people who have been harmed as a result of car accidents and medical malpractice. To reach one of the experienced Erie injury lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., call 814-273-2010 or toll free 814-273-2010, or use our online contact form.

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