purchase, george & murphey.
purchase, george & murphey.
Although motorcycle riders enjoy the feeling of being on their bikes, they also understand the risks that an accident poses. When you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, you need skilled, knowledgeable legal representation who can help secure the full compensation that you deserve.
At Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C., our Erie motorcycle accident attorneys vigorously pursue the best possible outcome for our clients following their accident. Our client-focused approach means that we take the time to ensure that you understand every development in your case and what to expect at every step.
When you’re injured in an accident while riding on a motorcycle, there are steps you can take to best protect your rights and options for seeking compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered in your accident:
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Leonid K., May 2021 / Former Client
When you choose Purchase, George & Murphey to represent you in your motorcycle accident case, you will receive the assistance of a group of experienced attorneys who will tirelessly work to get you the financial recovery you need to help get your life back to normal following your accident. We will hit the ground running, thoroughly investigating your accident, working with experts to build a strong, persuasive case, and pushing for a full, fair settlement from the insurance companies and at-fault parties.
If you or a loved one have been seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident in Erie or elsewhere throughout northwest Pennsylvania, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Purchase, George & Murphey to schedule a no-obligation consultation to discuss the details of your case and to allow us to guide you through the steps and process of obtaining recovery following your motorcycle accident.
Erie, Pennsylvania is a city located in and the county seat of Erie County. Sitting on the south shore of Lake Erie, the city is named for both the lake and for the Erie Nation of Native Americans who inhabited the area up until the mid-17th century, when the area fell under the control of the five nations of the Iroquois Confederacy. European settlers first came to the area as they fought for control over territory during the Seven Years’ War. Following the Revolutionary War, the area in which present-day Erie is located was granted to Pennsylvania. During the War of 1812 Erie also served as the home port for the flagship of US Navy Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, leading to Erie’s nickname of the “Flagship City”. Although originally a shipbuilding, fishing, and railroad hub, Erie later developed a substantial manufacturing industry. As manufacturing began to decline in the latter half of the 20th century, Erie’s economy shifted to accommodate other industries such as healthcare, higher education, technology, and tourism.
Can I get coverage for my medical expenses from my motorcycle insurance like I can from car insurance? +
Unfortunately no. Motorcycle insurance policies in Pennsylvania do not offer personal injury protection, or PIP coverage, like insurance policies for passenger vehicles are required to have in Pennsylvania. Instead, your initial costs for treating your injuries following your motorcycle accident will likely be paid by your health insurance. If you were not at fault for your motorcycle accident, you will be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses from the at-fault driver or party (although if your health insurance has paid for treatment for your motorcycle accident injuries it may seek reimbursement from this compensation).
Can I still recover compensation if I wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of my accident? +
Possibly. Pennsylvania law follows the modified comparative negligence rule. This means that an injured party can still receive compensation for an accident he or she was partially at-fault for, so long as he or she is not more responsible for the accident than all the other at-fault parties combined. If you were to suffer head injuries in your motorcycle accident, an insurance company or jury may find that your failure to wear a helmet contributed to your injuries and therefore the compensation you will receive will be reduced by your share of fault for your head injuries.
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