Our Erie injury law blog is mostly populated with stories about Pennsylvania accident, injury and medical malpractice legal topics, as it should be. But sometimes we venture off topic. This off-topic rant is inspired by my family's recent trip out of the country (a vacation to celebrate my in-laws' 50th anniversary) and our experience with the way airlines treat their customers.
I'm on vacation with my family and wouldn't ordinarily be posting to our Pennsylvania injury law blog. I didn't even bring a laptop with me. But an article in today's USA Today has me in our hotel's business center writing to you, gentle readers.
What you don't know about General Motors' recent dangerous product defect just might cause you to give away your best hope to prevent future wrongdoer's from hurting or killing you and your loved ones.
It's not uncommon these days for insurance companies who settle Pennsylvania injury lawsuits to insist on a confidentiality clause. The clause requires that people who accept a Pennsylvania injury settlement keep certain facts about the settlement (like the fact there was a settlement and the amount) secret, even from close friends and family. Injured people often accept such a clause because, they think, "No one really enforces those clauses. Besides, how would they know if I just told my family?"
Erie injury lawyer Eric J. Purchase is featured on the new website for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers ("WPTLA"). The site, which features only those Pennsylvania trial lawyers who commit to support the organization at the President's Club level, was recently launched and provides helpful information about the organization, its mission and the community projects it undertakes.
The Erie lawyers of Purchase & George, P.C. are frequently called upon by Erie television news programs to offer insight on newsworthy legal issues of the day. Recently, Eric Purchase spoke to an Erie reporter on the plight of a Pennsylvania family who said they might lose their home after following the advice of a California law firm. (To see the story and segments of the interview of Erie attorney Eric Purchase, click HERE.)
June 7, 2013, ERIE, PA -- Regular readers of our Pennsylvania injury law blog know that we frequently talk about lawyer advertising. We're not opposed to advertising a Pennsylvania injury law practice, obviously. However, we are opposed to advertising that demeans our profession and taints the perception of jurors about the validity of our clients' claims. Recently, a Pennsylvania injury lawyer hit a new low.
We are pleased to announce that our own Eric Purchase has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. The annual list is compiled by an independent service using a patented selection process designed to identify outstanding lawyers in particular practice areas. Mr. Purchase was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in the practice area "Personal Injury Plaintiff: General." Mr. Purchase is one of only three Erie lawyers named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in this practice area.
February 12, 2013 - As Erie injury attorneys, it's not often that our trials get attention from the media. Today, however, the Erie Times News covered a trial that Pennsylvania trial lawyers Tim George and Eric Purchase are trying in Judge Garhart's courtroom this week. Click HERE to see the Erie Times News story.
We Erie injury attorneys at Purchase & George are proud of our receptionist, Lisa Gindy. She's smart, capable and above all, friendly. It's no accident. We place a lot of value on the person who is the voice and face of our firm and it's important to us that clients and callers hear someone who cares about them, who listens to their problem and who helps them solve their problem. This morning I was reminded of why a customer-oriented receptionist is valuable to our Pennsylvania accident law firm.