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Philadelphia Injury Lawyer Blog

The Pearce Law Firm, including well-known Philadelphia injury lawyer Edith Pearce, is dedicated to the personal care of each individual case. We believe in educating our potential clients on the variety of cases being filed in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The blog posts below feature accidents and events that may lead to potential law suits. Whether you need a personal injury lawyer to represent you due to car or truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, dog bites, or head injuries, The Pearce Law Firm works on your behalf to provide you the compensation you deserve.

Archive for September 2010


Sleep Safety Aid Can Suffocate Philadelphia Infants

September 30, 2010

Sleep positioning products for infants are marketed to Philadelphia parents as safety aids, but they can actually be killers, warn Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. Federal product safety regulators say more than a dozen infant suffocation deaths have been linked to these products over the past decade. Widely available at Babies R Us, Toys R Us, Target and other retailers, the products are particularly popular with safety-conscious Philadelphia parents who are unaware that the suffocation potential of these products poses a ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Woman Awarded $7.7 Million in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

September 28, 2010

A New Jersey woman was awarded $7.7 million to settle a medical malpractice lawsuit just before the case went to trial. The woman was 17 when she went to her physician complaining about numbness in her leg. The doctor ordered an MRI, but the results were misread and failed to diagnose the tumor growing on her spine. Two years and numerous doctors’ visits later, a second MRI did show the tumor, now wrapped tightly around the woman’s spinal column. At ... Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Tiny Batteries Endanger Philadelphia Children

September 23, 2010

The tiny button batteries that power many popular children’s toys can cause serious personal injuries when swallowed by Philadelphia children and can be fatal. A new report from a Utah hospital tracked an increasing incidence of button battery injuries and fatalities among young children. If swallowed, button batteries pose not only a choking risk to Philadelphia children but trigger a chemical reaction that can burn through internal tissue in only a few hours.

Edith Pearce says the use of button batteries ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Victim’s Family Lashes Out at Sentencing for Fatal Philadelphia Car Accident

September 21, 2010

Grief and anger exploded in a Montgomery County courtroom yesterday at the sentencing of a man charged with vehicular homicide in a fatal car accident that occurred in the Philadelphia area last July. In an emotionally-charged courtroom packed with members of both the victim’s and defendant’s families, 24-year-old Stephen Strassburg, formerly of Sellersville, was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in state prison. Emotions ran high as family members of the victim, 50-year-old Wayne Cooper, addressed his killer. Following the ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Schools Help Students Grieve When Classmates Die in Car Accidents

September 16, 2010

When a child or teen suffers severe personal injury or dies in a Philadelphia car accident, the impact on school communities can be devastating. The death of a classmate is often a child’s first experience with death. Children tend to think they are immortal, but when a classmate dies in a tragic Philadelphia auto accident, their self-protective illusions are shattered and they may have trouble processing their emotions. This is where The Pearce Law Firm, PC comes into play.

Southwest ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorney Provides Instant Response with Live Chat

September 14, 2010

Need help NOW? The Pearce Law Firm now offers live help when you visit our website. If you need immediate help with a Philadelphia personal injury accident just click the yes button in the pop-up box that appears when you log onto the Pearce Law Firm website or click on Chat Live! on the menu bar. You will be instantly connected to an operator via live chat. No appointments, no waiting; you can get us your information immediately so that ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Youth Sports Increase Risk of Personal Injury for Philadelphia Children

September 9, 2010

Thousands of Philadelphia children participate in youth sports. Little League, traveling soccer teams, Pop Warner football, cheerleading, baseball leagues, basketball intramurals, gymnastics competitions — our kids are playing all kinds of sports outside of school and Philadelphia parents are all for it. Parents see youth sports as a great way to promote health and fitness, teach teamwork, foster competition and build self-esteem. Philadelphia youth sports do all that, but they also increase your child’s risk of sustaining serious personal injury, ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Philadelphia Drivers Ranked Among Nation’s Worst, Most Accident Prone

September 7, 2010

Pearce Law Firm‘s expertise in litigating car accident lawsuits were not surprised to see Philadelphia rank near the bottom of the latest Allstate Insurance Best Drivers Report. Philadelphia came in at 187 in Allstate’s annual ranking of car collision frequency in America’s 200 largest cities. Fort Collins, Colorado was judged the safest city for drivers; Washington D.C., the deadliest. According to Allstate statistics, Philadelphia drivers are 53.5% more likely to be involved in a serious personal injury car accident than ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

There Are 2 Legal Sides to Every Philadelphia Car Accident

September 2, 2010

Yesterday, the man accused of killing a young woman in a tragic Philadelphia car accident that occurred in July waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was ordered to stand trial for the death of 24-year-old Celina Langan. Manuel Albandoz is accused of vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, driving without a license and leaving the scene of an accident.

When Philadelphia auto accidents occur, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys point out that two legal actions are possible: a criminal lawsuit and a ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents