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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 October 2011


Philadelphians Watch as Michael Jackson Medical Malpractice Case Continues

October 27, 2011

The sudden nature of the 50-year-old Michael Jackson’s passing on June 25th, 2009 left his family as well as many fans wondering whether his death was the result of natural causes or instead, medical error. Since the formal court case began, the prosecution has worked to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Dr. Conrad Murray, Jackson’s personal physician, was criminally negligent while caring for the star. This week, after questioning a total of 33 witnesses, the prosecution has rested ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Police say Truck Accident that Killed Fort Washington Man could have been Prevented

October 25, 2011

As the fall and winter seasons approach and icy roads and potentially dangerous driving conditions are upon us, we are reminded of the need for motor vehicle drivers to use utmost caution when driving Philadelphia area roads. Thousands of car and truck accidents occur throughout Pennsylvania each year.

In 2009, a truck driver caused a serious truck accident when he plowed his rig into an Infiniti on the Schuylkill Expressway. The accident killed a Fort Washington man when the 77,000-pound rig ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

What You Need to Know About Defective Toys

October 20, 2011

With Halloween just a week away, we are about to kick off the holiday and gift giving season. Give your children the gift of safety by staying informed and acting as an educated consumer. Make sure to look out for defective and unsafe toys and steer clear of them while shopping.

As a parent, you cannot trust toy stores to do all the work for you. Did you know that even though many dangerous toys get recalled or banned, many retailers ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Philadelphia Police Investigating Fatal Motorcycle Crash

October 18, 2011

Police are still investigating a deadly motorcycle crash that occurred near Philadelphia this week. The tragic accident killed one man, but no other injuries have been reported. The victim has been identified as 25 year old Daniel Manela of the 9000 block or Cargill Lane in Philadelphia.

Manela was pronounced dead at the scene on October 16th at approximately 5 p.m. after he lost control and was thrown from his motorcycle. A police investigation found that he was traveling on Route ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Supreme Court Hears Potential Harassment Case of Philadelphia Area Man

October 13, 2011

A Phildelphia area potential harassment case that began more than six years ago is a little closer to a resolution today. The Supreme Court is now hearing the case of Burlington County man Albert Florence, who was strip-searched fterbeing arrested at a traffic search in 2005.

After being stopped at a motor vehicle stop by police in Burlington County New Jersey, Florence was taken into custody, and asked to repeatedly strip competely naked in front of officers in order to be ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Construction Accidents near Philadelphia and Worldwide make Recent Headlines

October 11, 2011

There is a great deal of construction going on around the country, especially on the east coast and near Philadelphia as workers are striving to rebuild after the recent heavy flooding. This fact, as well as the fact that several construction workers rebuilding after the floods are volunteers, may be responsible for the recent spike in construction accidents in the news.

Two men were hurt in a construction accident this week in Webster Township, Michigan. The two Michigan men were injured ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Joyride Crash Sends 9-Year-Old Philadelphia Boy to the Hospital with Severe Injuries

October 6, 2011

A Philadelphia car accident involving a minor unlicensed driver sadly occurred this past week. The accident sent a 9-year-old boy the hospital in critical condition after he took his parents car without them knowing and crashed the vehicle into a tree.

The boy, who police have identified as having mental disabilities, got behind the wheel of his parent’s Chevy Malibu on Sunday morning. The parents were reportedly unaware that the child took the car out for a joyride.

The boy actually headed ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

New Pennsylvania Laws Aim to Prevent Car Accidents

October 4, 2011

The Pennsylvania legislature has just passed a series of new laws designed to prevent car accidents and injury. Lawmakers are finally cracking down on many things known to cause unsafe driving among teenagers.

James Clair, founder of the Ultimate Defensive Driving School told reporters “When you hear about an accident with young people on the road, it’s never just one young person; it’s always a group of kids in the car.” That’s why Pennsylvania’s new teen safe driving law will ban ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries