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Erie, Pennsylvania Catastrophic Injury Lawyers

Personal Injury Firm Is Dedicated To Recovering Compensation For Clients Suffering From Catastrophic Injury In Erie, Pennsylvania

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.

Pennsylvania Legal Team Handles All Types Of Catastrophic Injury Cases

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:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Burn injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Birth injury
  • Hospital errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation injuries
  • Blindness
  • Organ damage

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.

Catastrophic Injuries May Be Caused By A Number Of Different Accidents

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 Protects Pennsylvania Accident Victims

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.

Pennsylvania’s Legal Deadlines For Filing Claims For Catastrophic Injury

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.

Results-Driven Accident Attorneys Dedicated To Helping Pennsylvania Catastrophic Injury Victims Recover Maximum Compensation 

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. 

About Erie, Pennsylvania

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries In Pennsylvania

FAQ: 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.

FAQ: 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.

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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  • "Eric Purchase provided clear, logical guidance. He worked to understand the situation and circumstances (in a complicated matter) in order to provide accurate assessments and recommendations. Thrilled to partner with him. Also appreciated his updates on pertinent matters and professional counseling throughout the entire process."

  • "Craig Murphey handled my personal injury claim. He was extremely professional, but also took a personal interest in helping me through a very difficult process. Everyone in the Purchase, George & Murphey office was very kind and helpful. I would recommend Craig Murphey’s services to anyone who might find themselves in need of a top-notch lawyer."

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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.

Allison, July 8, 2017