At Purchase, George & Murphey, our team handles nearly any case that involves personal injury, as well as criminal defense, DUI/DWI and medical malpractice cases.
If you have been hurt by someone else's carelessness, or if you are facing criminal charges, it is never too soon to learn about your rights and your options. We offer a free consultation that will give you the opportunity to talk with us without obligation. We will discuss the facts of your case, the effects on you and your family, and the strategies available for making things right again.
2525 West 26th Street
Erie PA 16506
Our skilled team seeks compensation for victims' losses and damages in a wide variety of personal injury cases. We have the knowledge, experience, and skill needed to build strong cases for our injured clients.
Although each case is different, a successful Pennsylvania personal injury claim can result in compensation for:
Medical expenses, including hospital stays, doctor visits, medications, and surgery
Lost income (past and future) if you are unable to work because of your injuries
Durable medical equipment
Cost of home remodeling for accessibility
Pain and suffering
Our lawyers have a unique blend of knowledge and experience. We use a team approach, making sure that our strategy is the best one for each individual client. The legal team at Purchase, George & Murphey includes a former prosecutor, former insurance company defense lawyers, and a former insurance company claims supervisor all of whom now devote all of their efforts and experience to helping injured people and people accused of criminal wrongdoing.
We limit the number of cases that we accept so that you can receive the time and attention that you and your case deserve. As long-time residents of Erie County, PA, we understand the legal system and we work hard to be good community members. Many of the people we help are our neighbors, police officers, doctors, teachers, and others who have known us for years. When you hire Purchase, George & Murphey, you will be treated the same way that we would treat our own friends and family with respect, personal attention, and dedication. Here, our clients come first.
Attorney Eric J. Purchase represents individuals and families suffering from injury or the death of a loved one. He was born and raised in Erie County, Pennsylvania. He is a 1988 graduate of Gannon University. In 1991, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh, graduating with honors. While at the University of Pittsburgh, Mr. Purchase served as editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. In recognition of his class standing upon graduation, Mr. Purchase was inducted into the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Order of the Coif.
Before opening his Pennsylvania personal injury practice, Mr. Purchase was a trial lawyer with one of Erie's largest law firms and served as both an equity partner and a practice group chairman. At that time, his practice consisted primarily of representing the region's largest insurance companies and employers in trials and arbitrations. His cases included personal injury and wrongful death claims, contract disputes, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith claims, medical malpractice claims, and shareholder rights disputes. Mr. Purchase has represented clients all over Pennsylvania, the United States, and overseas, including cases and clients in Singapore, Denmark, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Canada.
In 2006, Mr. Purchase founded his own law practice and ever since has devoted himself to representing individuals and families, primarily in cases against the larger insurance companies and corporations in the region. Today, Mr. Purchase's legal practice successfully represents clients in auto accident, wrongful death, medical malpractice, and personal injury cases. (Mr. Purchase also represents local businesses and business people in commercial litigation cases, including contract litigation, shareholder/partner disputes, and other business disputes.)
Mr. Purchase has taught and lectured to other lawyers and insurance adjustors on many subjects, including trial tactics, Pennsylvania auto insurance, car accident law, and other injury law subjects. His lectures include Supreme Court approved Continuing Legal Education seminars, as well as private seminars for claims professionals. He serves at the highest levels of Pennsylvania trial lawyer associations, including the Erie County Bar Association, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers, and the Pennsylvania Association of Justice.
Tim was called to active duty for one year in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 and continues to serve as an Army lawyer holding the rank of Major. He says, "Young Soldiers leaving their families behind have lots of questions, want information, and battle fear of the unknown much like our clients who have never been involved in the civil or criminal justice system. For most Soldiers, it was their first war. For many of our clients, it's your first time facing criminal charges or the first time you were hurt in a car or truck accident. You want - and deserve - answers to your questions and time to work through your options. You also want the best results possible. We help you do that at Purchase & George, P.C."
What others think about us. After returning from Iraq, Tim formed Purchase & George, P.C. in 2010 with Eric Purchase. Both lawyers are rated 10/10 by Avvo and AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest lawyer rating company in the country. Both also are recognized as Super Lawyers, an independent service using a patented selection process used to identify outstanding lawyers in particular practice areas. However, lawyer ratings are only one factor that you should consider when selecting a lawyer for you and your case. Other factors include what other clients say (check out our reviews) and whether after meeting a lawyer you feel like he or she listens to you, understands your concerns, and whether he or she is a "good fit" for you and your case.
Craig has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years. Before joining our team, Craig was a partner in one of Erie's largest law firms, where he concentrated his practice on defending personal injury cases - especially car, truck and motorcycle accident lawsuits involving deaths or catastrophic injuries.
Over the years, Craig has also represented and advised insurance carriers in numerous types of claims involving automobile, homeowner's, or commercial general liability policies. He has also handled many cases that have shaped Pennsylvania auto insurance law, especially in the arena of uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.
Craig also has much experience with insurance bad faith cases. He has represented and counseled both insurance companies and policyholders in bad faith claims, ever since the Pennsylvania bad faith claim handling statute was enacted in 1990.
Darrell is an Associate Attorney with the firm. Darrell was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Seton Hill University in 2008 with a double major in History and Political Science. In 2013, Darrell graduated from Duquesne University School of Law. During his time at Duquesne, Darrell was a Certified Legal Intern with the Butler County Public Defender's Office where he represented juvenile and adult defendants in a variety of settings. Prior to joining Purchase & George, Darrell was a Volunteer Law Clerk for President Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Attorney Darrell Kuntz devotes his practice to the fields of Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. He and his wife, Sara, have one son, Jackson.