purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
All accident injuries can have an impact on your life. But catastrophic injuries have an impact that is life-changing.
When you or a loved one has been involved in an accident and the injuries sustained are severe and life-altering, you deserve justice. The negligent party that is responsible for your accident must be held accountable. At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., we make sure that happens.
Our well-respected personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling a broad range of accident claims, and we bring unique insight into the strategies employed by insurance companies to prevent you from recovering what is rightly yours. Don’t settle for anything less than what you deserve.
While there is no legal definition of a “catastrophic injury”, for the most part a catastrophic injury refers to an injury that severely injures an individual and results in long-term disability and disfigurement. Catastrophic injuries are debilitative and long-lasting.
When determining whether an injury is considered to be catastrophic, the injury’s impact on the life and livelihood of the individual is taken into consideration. When an individual is injured and they are unable to perform daily life functions on their own, the injury is considered to be catastrophic.
Injuries that are often considered catastrophic include — but are not limited to — the following:
Catastrophic injuries often require lengthy recovery times and also result in significant medical bills. The accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. have extensive experience handling all types of catastrophic injury cases. Our team is dedicated to supporting accident victims, delivering compassionate, well-informed counsel. Our team has in-depth knowledge of personal injury law and we are available for a free case evaluation.
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Catastrophic injuries may result from a variety of different accidents that were caused by another person or entity’s negligent behavior. The accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. handle catastrophic injury cases that are the result of any type of Pennsylvania accident including — but not limited to — the following:
Personal injury law is a broad area of law that covers many types of accidents. The central component of personal injury claims is the issue of negligence. If an individual or entity’s negligent behavior causes or contributes to an accident and someone is injured, then the negligent party can be held accountable. Negligence must be proven in order to file a claim. By filing a personal injury claim in Pennsylvania’s civil courts, the injured party can try and recover compensation for their injuries and other losses.
The legal deadlines for filing civil claims in a given state’s court system are known as “statutes of limitations”. These statutes are established by each state and they vary depending upon the type of claim that is being filed.
In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim, such as a claim for a catastrophic injury, is two years from the time of the accident. It is important to meet this legal deadline. If your claim is filed after the statute of limitations expires, then the Pennsylvania court can dismiss your case outright and you will have lost your opportunity to recover compensatory damages for your catastrophic injury. If you are concerned that you may be unable to file your claim in time, contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.
Catastrophic injuries are severe and life-changing. And when someone else — a person or an entity — causes this injury due to their negligence, they must be held accountable.
At George & Murphey, P.C., we get results. Our personal injury team is experienced, skilled, and dedicated to fighting for the rights of catastrophic injury victims. Our accomplished team is compassionate and understanding, and we are by your side every step of the way through the personal injury claims process. Schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team today so you can make the most informed decision regarding your catastrophic injury claim.
Erie, Pennsylvania is the county seat of Erie County and is not only the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania — Erie is also the largest city in northwestern Pennsylvania. Erie is located on the south shore of Lake Erie. Erie is known as “Gem City” and is also referred to as the “Flagship City”. The local economy in Erie comprises various industries including technology, manufacturing, health care, service industries, higher education, and tourism.
How much can I recover for losses such as emotional pain and suffering, that do not have a set monetary value? +
When you have been hurt in an accident, there are certain losses that have exact values, such as hospital bills or the cost of surgery. Other losses — such as emotional pain and suffering — do not have an exact amount. When considering the level of compensation you may be able to recover for your catastrophic injuries, the Pennsylvania courts will evaluate several factors and assign a monetary value to those losses that are immeasurable.
Does Pennsylvania place a cap on the amount of damages I can receive for a catastrophic injury? +
No. While some states have limits on the amount of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim, Pennsylvania does not impose a cap on compensatory damages.
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