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Car Accidents

  • Advocates for Highway Safety: A collective effort by insurance companies to offer safety information.
  • American Physical Therapy Association: The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) provides research and information for those needing physical therapy. This site answers all the questions you may have as you enter or consider physical therapy.
  • American Trauma Society: An advocacy organization dedicated to the prevention of traumatic injuries.
  • Back pain at work: Preventing aches, pains and injuries: (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)- Resource for discovering the many causes of back pain and tips for how to avoid back injury.
  • Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: More great information on bicycle helmets and their importance for you and your children.
  • Brain Injury Association of America: Helpful resources for the brain injured and their loved ones.
  • Child Passenger Safety: On this site the Children’s Hospital of Boston provides valuable tips for how to help prevent life threatening injury to your child in the case of an accident while you are driving.
  • Erie Personal Injury Lawyer Microsite: A microsite sponsored by Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. with just the basics about Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuits:
    • How do I Figure Out Who Was at Fault?
    • What is My Claim Worth?
    • How Long Do I Have to File My Lawsuit?
  • Federal Highway Safety Administration: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a federal agency established to prevent and control motor vehicle and truck accidents, injuries and deaths.
  • Healthy Children – Bicycle Helmets: Helpful information about how to choose bicycle helmets for your child.
  • Kids and Cars: Helpful resource on kid safety issues specific to cars.
  • M.A.D.D.: Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Medline Plus – Shoulder Injury Page: Everything you wanted to know about shoulder anatomy, shoulder injuries and the treatment of shoulder injuries including interactive tutorials or shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement and rotator cuff Injuries. If you’ve injured your shoulder in an accident, this is a great resource.
  • Nat’l Assoc of State Drug and Alcohol Abuse Directors: NASADAD’s basic purpose is to foster and support the development of effective alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and treatment programs throughout every State.
  • Nat’l Organizations for Youth Safety: A collaborative network of national organizations and federal agencies that serve youth and focus on youth safety and health.
  • National Safety Council – Highway Safety: Educational resource on safe driving issues, including the use of seat belts, cell phones while driving, texting while driving, air bags and other important automobile safety matters.
  • PennDOT’s Drive Safe PA: This is a website put together by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) with the purpose of making sure that all motorists in Pennsylvania are safe drivers With nearly 1,500 people losing their lives in traffic crashes in Pennsylvania each year, Drive Safe PA encourages motorists to avoid life-threatening behaviors such as not wearing a seat belt, driving impaired and driving aggressively.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website. Check out the really cool online video log which can show you actual road conditions.
  • Personal injury lawyer Junction City: Topeka attorney Bryan W. Smith provides legal representation in personal injury, automobile and car accident cases in Topeka, Junction City & Manhattan, Kansas (KS) areas
  • S.A.D.D.: Students Against Destructive Decisions, founded as Students Against Driving Drunk
  • Seat Belt Physics: This interesting website provides the physics behind why we wear seat belts. It provides statistical crash analysis along with sample car accidents that demonstrate the various effects of wearing a seat belt vs. not wearing a seat belt.
  • Shoulder Injuries: An in depth video looking at the different types of shoulder injuries, how they can happen, and what you can do about them.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
  • Think First: Resources for the prevention of brain injuries and spine injuries.
  • Towing Your Trailer Safely: Many accidents involving trailers occur because the driver does not know the proper technique for pulling trailers. This site offers instruction, tips, and advice on how to tow and operate a trailer safety.
  • U.S. Department of Transportation: United States Department of Transportation.

Commercial Truck Accidents

  • Road Safe America: This interesting site was founded by the parents of a young man killed in a commercial truck accident. They’ve channeled their grief into an effort to reform the trucking industry. This is not an “anti-trucking” site but rather offers innovative and insightful analysis of the industry and proposals for reform of its regulation and equipment. Really an interesting read for anyone curious about how the trucking industry might be made better for both truckers and others who share the road with commercial trucks.
  • Truck Safety Coalition: A coalition dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes, providing compassionate support to truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, and educating the public, policy-makers and media about truck safety issues.

Insurance Claims

  • Pennsylvania Insurance Department: Pennsylvania regulates the business of insurance within the Commonwealth. This site provides information on the industry and allows consumers to post insurance inquiries and insurance complaints.

General

  • Ankle Injuries: A description of different types of ankle injuries and their causes. Also gives risk factors that can be reduced in order to avoid such accidents.
  • Cat and Dog Bites: Dog and cat bites from both stray animals and family pets are quite common. Because of this it is important to know what treatment is needed in each unique situation. This site offers tips, explanation and advice for how to both treat and prevent animal attacks.
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh: Renowned for its outstanding clinical services, research programs and medical education, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has helped establish the standards of excellence in pediatric care. From Ambulatory Care to Transplantation and Cardiac Care, talented and committed pediatric experts care for infants, children and adolescents who make more than 1,000,000 visits to Children’s, its many neighborhood locations, and Children’s Community Pediatrics practices each year.
  • Code of Federal Regulations: This contains the administrative regulations of the United States government.
  • Erie County Bar Association: The Erie County Bar Association serves the lawyers, judges and the public of Erie County, Pennsylvania by assisting our members in the practice of law and by engaging in activities that promote the public’s understanding of and respect for our American system of law and justice.
  • Hip and Pelvis Injuries: The hip and pelvis area must constantly handle extremely demanding workloads. As a result hip pain is quite common. The University of Iowa’s hip and pelvis injury page can help provide a background and a better understanding of the severity of hip accidents resulting from falls, direct blows, twists and excessive muscle contractions. It also provides information and treatment options for injuries resulting from repetitive strain.
  • LawGuru.com: A site where consumers can ask questions and get answers from lawyers, including Erie personal injury lawyers. Also provides some research material that may be helpful in choosing your Erie car accident lawyer.
  • Meadville Medical Center: Meadville Medical Center is an outstanding community hospital located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The hospital continually works to meet the community’s needs by maintaining up to date and state-of-the-art facilities. They are a leader in healthcare in northwestern Pennsylvania, with the newest technology, including the latest generation of ultrasound, CT and MRI technology. Their medical staff of over 100 consists of 37 medical/surgical specialties, with an extensive primary care foundation.
  • Millcreek Community Hospital: Millcreek Community Hospital is a 200-bed medical care complex that offers comprehensive care in the tradition of osteopathic medicine – treating the whole person for physical and mental illnesses, while emphasizing preventive care.
  • Motorcycle Safety: Handbook of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for motorcycle accidents and injuries.
  • Motorcycle Safety Foundation: Providing rider safety courses and a host of other safety information, the motorcycle safety foundation will give you all the tools to enjoy your bike without mishap.
  • National Safety Council – Home Safety: Good resource on home safety issues including tripping hazards, evacuation procedures, and immunizations.
  • Safe Kids USA: Safe Kids USA is a nationwide network of organizations working to prevent unintentional childhood injury, the leading cause of death and disability for children ages 1 to 14
  • Shriner’s Hospital For Children: Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Erie is a 30-bed pediatric orthopedic hospital, research and teaching center providing comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care to children with orthopaedic conditions. The hospital is staffed and equipped to deal most pediatric orthopaedic conditions, except for acute trauma.
  • St. Vincent Health System: Saint Vincent Health System was founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1875. Their mission and values are what make Saint Vincent unique as the region’s only Catholic Health System.
  • The Cleveland Clinic: The Cleveland Clinic is one of the top hospitals in the nation. They are based upon the three core values of patient care, research and education. The Cleveland Clinic has been praised by President Barack Obama as “a place where patient care is the number one concern” and has been named number one in heart care for the last fifteen years. Even if you do not render services from them, their site is full of educational materials and cutting edge medical information.
  • Toe Injuries: An in depth look at the distinctions between different types and causes of toe injuries and the ranges of severity for each one. Site also offers advice for steps to be taken after receiving a toe injury and when a doctor should be seen.
  • UPMC Healthcare: UPMC is an $8 billion integrated global health enterprise headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and one of the leading nonprofit health systems in the United States. By integrating 20 hospitals, 400 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, long-term care facilities and a major health insurance services division, and in collaboration with its academic partner, the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC has advanced the quality and efficiency of health care and developed internationally renowned programs in transplantation, cancer, neurosurgery, psychiatry, orthopedics, and sports medicine, among others.

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.

$325,000

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.

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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