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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 January 2011


Truth in Advertising Prompts Recall of Toxic Waste Candy

January 27, 2011

In a bizarre case of unintended truth in advertising, Toxic Waste Nuclear Sludge Chew Bars may actually be toxic. Clearly designed to appeal to the “dare you” attitude of prepubescent boys, the super-sour chewy candy is sold in wrappers reminiscent of hazmat warning signs. Emblazoned with the words “Toxic Waste” in giant type, the packaging warns consumers of the “lethal” product inside. Unfortunately, to the alarm of Philadelphia parents, what was certainly intended to be a clever advertising ploy now ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

Pennsylvania Gets ‘F’ on Highway Safety Report Card

January 25, 2011

In a report released this week, Pennsylvania received an ‘F’ in highway safety from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety. Concerned Philadelphia personal injury lawyers noted that this is the second year in a row that Pennsylvania has received a failing grade from the national highway safety coalition.

The Washington-based coalition produces an annual state-by-state report card that evaluates traffic safety laws in each state. Green lights are awarded to states with exemplary highway safety records. Philadelphia neighbors New Jersey ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Philadelphia Gas Main Explosion Kills 1, Seriously Injures 3

January 20, 2011

A gas main explosion in Philadelphia’s Tacony neighborhood this week killed a 19-year-old Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) employee and injured 6 other people. Three PGW workers suffered critical personal injuries and remain hospitalized with severe Edith Pearce can manage accident investigations and insurance company demands so that seriously injured Philadelphia accident victims can focus on recovery and the families of those who are killed can bury their loved ones and grieve in peace.

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Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Driveway, Parking Lot Sealer Could Pose Philadelphia Health Hazard

January 18, 2011

When you carefully squeegeed a shiny coat of tar-black sealant over your Philadelphia driveway last summer, it’s unlikely you knew you were creating a serious health and environmental hazard. Neither did millions of other responsible American home owners, churches, schools, groceries, apartment managers and business owners who for years have regularly resealed asphalt driveways and parking lots to improve appearance and increase pavement life. Now, Philadelphia personal injury lawyers warn, disturbing results of a recent study conducted by the U.S. ... Read More

Posted in: Products Liability

What to Do After Philadelphia Slip and Fall Accident

January 13, 2011

Philadelphia transportation officials are warning drivers and pedestrians to beware of icy pavements. Philly drivers are familiar with the dangers of “black ice,” the invisible skin of ice that forms on roadways when melting snow refreezes. Philadelphia personal injury lawyers warn pedestrians that the same dangerous condition can be present on pavements and in parking lots. Unshoveled blowing snow that hides treacherous patches of ice from view increases the danger of slip and fall accidents in Philadelphia parking lots (see ... Read More

Posted in: Slip & Fall Injury

Snow Increases Risk of Philadelphia Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents

January 11, 2011

Another big snow storm is headed toward Philadelphia and with it will come another bout of icy sidewalks, slippery parking lots and slip, trip and fall accidents. More than 16,000 American die each year as the result of personal injuries suffered during slip, trip or fall accidents. Philadelphia personal injury attorneys warn that slip, trip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries. Slip, trip and fall accidents also account for a significant number of ... Read More

Posted in: Slip & Fall Injury

Ohio Court Ruling Could Impact School Bus Accident Liability in Philadelphia

January 6, 2011

The Ohio Supreme Court’s recent ruling on a fatal 2007 bus accident has the potential to impact school athletic programs and change school transportation policies in Philadelphia and throughout the country, thepearcelawfirm.com cautioned. In a 5-2 decision, Ohio’s highest court ruled that in the 2007 bus accident that killed 7 people, including 5 members of the Bluffton University baseball team, the bus driver and his wife, the university’s insurance policy extended to vehicles that are “owned, hired or borrowed” by ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

New Year’s Weekend Car Accidents Kill 11 in Pennsylvania

January 4, 2011

Eleven people died on Pennsylvania highways over New Year’s weekend, Pennsylvania State Police said yesterday, nearly double the number of fatalities reported last year when 6 people died in New Year’s weekend car accidents. Pennsylvania State Police reported that an additional 220 people suffered personal injuries in auto accidents, down 24% from last year when 288 people were injured in New Year’s traffic accidents. The total number of auto accidents over the 4-day weekend also decreased. This year state troopers ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents