Bernard Stuczysnski Barnett & Lager, PLLC

Erie's Injury Lawyers

Our Attorneys

Car Accident & Workers' Comp Lawyers 

If you've been injured as a result of someone else's negligence, we can help.

Unlike other attorneys, we only help injured victims. Our focus includes car accidents, workers’ compensation claims, social security disability and estate planning. We don’t help drunk drivers and we never represent insurance companies. Since we began in 1985, we've grown to become one of Erie’s top personal injury law firms. We have offices in Erie, Meadville, Smethport and Titusville, PA,

If you have been injured in a car accident, need workers’ compensation for an injury, or need help with Social Security Disability and SSI, call us first. We will review your case for free and we never charge you a dime unless you win your case. 

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Why you should call us first.

While other lawyers have staff screen their calls, every potential new client that calls our law firm will get to speak with an attorney about their case. We see things other firms miss.

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What Our Clients Say About Us

Attorney Lager is the absolute best lawyer. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. I have been fighting disability for 5 years now. I was going it alone because I just kept getting rejected. With only a few weeks before my hearing, Attorney Lager took on my case. When we sat down together, he listened, he was compassionate, kind, funny, too. But, mostly, he believed in me. He will believe in you, and fight for you. He was amazing in my hearing and won a dam* near impossible case. He has changed my life. Seriously. I recommend him to everyone.

Amanda Thompson

Matthew Lager made the entire legal experience completely comfortable while being easy to talk to. Matthew explained the entire process thoroughly and broke it down into simple terms. I would definitely recommend Matthew to ANYONE who has to unfortunately go through the legalities.

Angie Edinger

Nate Conti has been an absolute pleasure working with. He has made such a horrible situation into a great one. I absolutely recommend him.

Hata Zilkic

Even though it took a few years Attorney Lager skillfully and successfully litigated on my behalf. There might be other great attorneys out there but I doubt there are many with all of the requisite qualifications: the unrivaled skill, tenacity and compassion of this litigator for his clients. I thought I'd never find one, nor do I think I could have ever found better. The office staff is also very professional, helpful and courteous, and I'm sure they put in their hours prepping client's cases for the attorneys and creating a smooth running office. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation go out to Attorney Matthew Lager (and the firm). I shall be forever grateful to him for his help and dedication.

H. Foster

Attorney Lager is amazing! He is understanding and really listens to what you have to say. He keeps you updated on your case and explains everything in detail so you know what to expect. I would highly recommend him or his firm.

Sandy Gool

I would like to sincerely thank Attorney Matt Lager for working so hard on my case for my disability. He delved into all the details of the case and brought forth all the information necessary to win my case for me. This whole situation was very confusing to me since I had never needed a lawyer and from the first time I called the office he was right there on the phone to speak to me. I didn't feel like I was bothering him or wasting his time and he took the time to speak to me about all of my concerns and really listened to me every time I spoke to him. I am so glad I chose Mr. Lager as my attorney. He was always available throughout the whole case and I never felt like I was in it alone. I don't feel like I would have been successful without him on my side. I would recommend anybody to call Matt Lager if they need somebody to understand and fight for them and be on their side. So grateful for this outstanding law firm.

Andrea Wisniewski

Thank you Attorney Matt Lager! When others said I had no case, Matt Lager proved I did all the way to the bank. Friendly, professional, knowledgeable, and efficient, Matt always explained everything in terms I could understand while remaining accessible. Strongly recommend.

Carla Bemis

If you have any type of need for an attorney, civil action or criminal action, this is an exceptional Law Firm to go to. They're direct to the point professional honest courteous and respectful. Even more than that they stay on top of your case through every step of the way. Of all of the law firms that I'm either acclimated with or have come across in my lifetime, by far, without a doubt this is definitely a law firm you would want to go to First for any need you may have.

Kenneth Nyberg

I highly recommend this law firm for any injury case! I worked with Matthew Lager. He was professional, friendly, and very efficient. He explained everything in detail along the way and made sure all my questions were answered. This was the first time I ever pursued any type of legal matter and he made it easy for me and got great results!

Kevin Brown

Like a lot of people, I was scared about working with a lawyer, but this firm is incredible! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and the contracts for fees are straightforward (no legal jargon that only the attorney could understand). I worked with Attorney Barnett, and he was incredibly professional, and helped me understand the whole process of disability. If you have any hesitations, you can safely set them aside for this firm!

Rich B.

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