purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
It seems not a day goes by without the report of a car accident on Pennsylvania’s roadways. But the frequency of these accidents in no way diminishes their impact on the lives of car accident victims and their families.
The aftermath of a rear-end car accident can be traumatic, confusing, and life-changing. Injuries, hospitalizations, damage to the vehicle, the cost of medical treatment, and lost time at work are just a few of the consequences of a car accident.
At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our skilled car accident attorneys understand. Our dedicated team fights for the rights of rear-end car accident victims and works tirelessly on their behalf to recover just compensation for their injuries and other losses.
Personal injury law is an area of law that is designed to provide protection to individuals who have been injured in accidents — including rear-end car accidents — that are the result of another person or entity’s negligence. Negligence is the foundation for every type of personal injury claim; without demonstrated negligence that caused or contributed to the accident, there is no basis for the claim.
In the case of a rear-end car accident, negligent behavior may include distracted driving, speeding, driving recklessly, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, violating traffic laws, and failing to adhere to standard safety measures. It is not unusual for the party that is at-fault for an accident to claim that you are at least somewhat responsible for causing the accident. If you believe that you do, in fact, share some level of responsibility for the accident, it is best to consult with an experienced car accident attorney.
If you have been injured in a rear-end car accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you may file a personal injury claim in the Pennsylvania courts. Personal injury law protects those who are harmed in accidents due to negligence, providing a method for the injured party to seek compensatory damages for their injuries and other losses. Compensatory damages are not intended to punish the at-fault party. Rather, compensatory damages are designed to reimburse the injured victim for the harm they endured in the car accident and to restore them to the condition they were in prior to the car accident.
Those who have been injured in rear-end car accidents may seek compensation for losses including — but not limited to — any of the following:
When a loss does not have an exact financial value, such as the loss of one’s life enjoyment or emotional pain and suffering, the court will consider several variables and assign a monetary value to that loss.
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At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our dedicated car accident attorneys hold at-fault parties accountable for the accidents they caused. Our skilled team combines insurance industry expertise with extensive legal experience to recover the maximum compensation allowable under the law for our clients.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a rear-end car accident, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Schedule a free case evaluation today with one of our experienced car accident attorneys. We will review your accident claim, explain the injury claims process, discuss the compensation you may be eligible to recover, and answer your questions.
Erie, Pennsylvania is known both as the “Flagship City” and “Gem City”. The city of Erie is located on the south shore of Lake Erie and is the county seat of Erie County. Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania and is also the largest city in northwestern Pennsylvania. Erie’s local economy includes manufacturing, technology, health care, higher education, service industries, and tourism.
What happens if I am partly to blame for my accident -- can I still recover damages? +
It is not unusual for more than one person to bear some level of responsibility for an accident. If you do share some level of fault for your accident, the total damages you may recover from the other at-fault party will be reduced. Pennsylvania follows a “modified comparative negligence rule” when there is shared fault for an accident, which states that the level of compensation you may receive will be reduced by a percentage that reflects your level of fault for the accident. However, if you share more than 50 percent of the responsibility for your accident, you will not be able to recover any damages from the other at-fault parties.
Are there time limits for filing a personal injury claim for my rear-end car accident in Pennsylvania? +
Yes. These legal time limits are known as statutes of limitations — they are the legal deadlines established by each state for filing claims in the state’s civil court. In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a rear-end accident claim, which is considered a personal injury claim, is two years from the time the accident took place. Your car accident claim must be filed before this deadline runs out, otherwise the court may dismiss your case and your opportunity to recover any damages will be lost. If you are concerned that you may be unable to meet this legal deadline, it is best to consult with an experienced car accident attorney.
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