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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.

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.

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.

Personal Injury Case Results


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.


Commercial Truck Accident

A truck driver rear-ended our client who was then trapped inside the wreckage and had to be freed through the use of hydraulic power equipment. Our client suffered a midshaft femur fracture.


Car Accident

Our client was hit from behind at a red light. He was diagnosed with strains, sprains and contusions and within a year of the accident it was determined that his injuries were permanent and disabling.


Insurance Claim - Car Accident

Prior to our involvement, the insurance company had offered our client nothing from his under-insured motorist benefits. They ended up increasing their evaluation to over 600% above the initial offer.


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Personal Injury Client Reviews

  • "I want to thank you for all you have done for me regarding my case. I am extremely pleased by the way you handled the entire ordeal. When [my husband] and I first met with you, I was impressed by the way you handled yourself. You made it very clear that cases like these usually take time and that you clearly would do all you could. You showed respect, understanding and compassion."

  • "Tim George provided legal advice and guidance for my mother-in-law after a severe car accident. I found him to be experienced, responsive, compassionate, knowledgeable and honest. While working with Tim, I felt as though her situation was in trustworthy hands, and he helped ease the stress associated with this process. Thanks to Tim my mother-in-law had a successful outcome and this helped her to focus on healing. Tim’s entire staff was very helpful, kind and professional throughout counsel. I would highly recommend Attorney Tim George to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Attorney Tim George again."

  • "Eric has represented me on a personal matter a well as a business related matter. Each time, I was given first class attention to each and every question I had. Eric takes a hands on approach to his clients and will fight to insure your legal rights are protected. I would strongly recommend Eric for any legal issues you may encounter."

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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