Truck Driver Fatigue Lawyer in Erie, Pennsylvania

PA Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Represents Commercial Truck Accident Victims

Because of their immense velocity and mass, trucks must be driven with the utmost care and safety. Unfortunately, because they are often incentivized to make drops as fast as possible – in some cases, being paid on delivery time – truck drivers may stay on the road for far too long at a given stretch. This can result in truck accidents and catastrophic injuries – or even death.

Federal Regulations on Truck Drivers

There are federal regulations set out to limit time on the road, called “hours of service” laws. The caps are:

  • 11 hours consecutively in a 14-hour period after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • More than 14 hours in a 24-hour period.
  • 60 hours in a week-long period.
  • 70 hours in an eight-day consecutive period.

When a fatigued trucker injures someone on the road, the completely avoidable situation is undoubtedly tragic. The truth is that a truck accident can do far more damage than a car accident or a motorcycle accident because trucks are simply bigger. While nothing can undo such damage, pursuing a personal injury case can hold trucking companies accountable and provide needed compensation for necessary recovery and elevation of quality of life.

Contact an Erie County, PA Truck Accident Lawyer Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured because of truck driver negligence, including truck driver fatigue, the skilled truck accident attorneys of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. are here for you.

We have more than 40 years of combined experience representing both insurance companies and injury victims. As such, there is no case for which we are not prepared. Our rigorous approach to discovery and investigation has obtained millions of dollars for clients — and we are ready to bring the same winning approach to your case, regardless of complexity.

To schedule an initial consultation with one of our Erie County lawyers, call 814-273-2010 or email the law firm.

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