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Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Erie, PA

Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help Victims of Negligence Get Compensated for Their Injuries

There were over 18,000 motorcycle accidents in Pennsylvania from 2012 through 2016. Motorcycle riders, however skilled, are vulnerable to accidents and injuries. The lack of structural protection and restraint leads to significant and sometimes catastrophic injuries, leaving victims significantly disabled and unable to work. In addition to involving severe physical injuries, motorcycle cases also present legal challenges. It is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer advise you about your rights and options after a motorcycle crash.

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How Our Law Firm Helps After a Motorcycle Accident in Erie, PA

The experienced Erie County motorcycle accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. thoroughly investigate each case to determine the cause and the proper defendants. We zealously represent accident victims in their fight for fair and equitable damages. Starting with a description of all your legal options, we will provide you with the information you need for making sound decisions. We will investigate the accident, take on insurance companies, and stand by you from the initial investigation through the ultimate resolution of your case.

In addition, using our firm will give you an advantage over the insurance company. Collectively, Attorneys Eric Purchase and Craig Murphey have over 40 years of experience working as insurance defense lawyers, handling many cases for Erie Insurance and State Farm Insurance. They have taught claims professionals and understand how to encourage insurance companies to settle cases for fair and just amounts. Beyond that, we have a former insurance adjuster on staff who understands the negotiation process, as well as the expected value of a case.

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"Professional, honest, hard-working and made the entire process a lot less stressful."

Gregory F., July 2021 / Former Client


"We really appreciate Tim taking the time to consult with us. He was very professional and had great advice. We really appreciate it."

Leonid K., May 2021 / Former Client

Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents on Pennsylvania Roads

The most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head and brain injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI)concussion, and open head injuries
  • Road rash, a term used to describe the serious skin abrasions that can result from sliding across a roadway after the motorcycle goes down
  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Leg fractures and other leg injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis
  • Motorcycle accidents also result in a disproportionate number of deaths

Challenges of Motorcycle Accidents in Pennsylvania

Motorcycle accidents present challenges not often seen in more routine car accident cases. Many jurors are car operators and tend to be biased against motorcyclists. The accidents themselves, even though most often the fault of the other driver, must be thoroughly investigated and their facts carefully prepared in order to effectively persuade juries of the negligence of the car or truck operator.

Insurance coverage in Pennsylvania motorcycle accident cases is also more complicated. Most Pennsylvania auto insurance companies force motorcyclists to insure motorcycles separately from their other vehicles. This often results in low or limited coverage. When coupled with the exclusionary clauses that frequently apply, motorcycle accident insurance can result in complex coverage determinations.

Whatever the challenges presented by your case, having experienced and knowledgeable lawyers on your side after a motorcycle accident can make a big difference.

Contact Our Erie, Pennsylvania Law Firm After a Motorcycle Crash That Causes Severe Injuries

For more information, contact the experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. in Erie, PA by calling 814-273-2010 or toll free at 814-273-2010. You may also use our website’s contact form. We genuinely care about you and the outcome of your case.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motorcycle Accident Claims in Erie, PA

Figuring out what to do after a motorcycle accident can be critical in getting the compensation you need to move forward.  Commonly, however, motorcycle accident victims in Erie are confused about what they should be doing to protect their rights.  Because of the often-severe nature of motorcycle accident injuries, you need a skilled lawyer by your side to fight for full compensation.

At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our motorcycle accident lawyers stand ready to begin protecting your legal rights.  Below are some answers to common questions about motorcycle accident claims in Erie, PA. We are here to address your concerns in greater detail, so call or contact our office today for a free consultation.

Eric Purchase

Eric Purchase

Craig Murphey

Craig Murphey

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