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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 December 2011


Beware of Drunk Driver’s this New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2011

With New Year’s Eve, one of the biggest celebrations of the year, just days away, it’s important to remember the serious dangers of drinking and driving. In 2009, there were 10,839 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher – 32 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year. Sadly, even more are injured in crashes involving drunk drivers. Some victims suffer such severe spinal injuries at the hands of a drunk driver that they ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

“Wrap Rage” causes Injury in Pennsylvania

December 22, 2011

According to a poll of several Pennsylvania adults, about 17 percent of Pennsylvanians know someone who was suffered injury while opening gifts during a past holiday season. This amazing finding was reported in the 2009 December 5th edition of popular website Science News Daily. The Poll was conducted by the Institute for Good Medicine at the Pennsylvania Medical Society in July of 2009

Several adults in the state of Pennsylvania aged 21 and older were asked “Have you or someone you ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

3 Philadelphia Nursing Home Workers Found Not Guilty of Abuse

December 20, 2011

Three Philadelphia caregivers were in question after being caught on tape allegedly causing injury to and elderly dementia patient. The caregivers, Tyrina Friffin, 22, Ayesha Muhammad, 19 and Samirah Trayham, 22, all of the Philadelphia area worked at the Quadrangle Senior Living Community in Haverford Township Pennsylvania. However, after their day in court on Thursday December 15th with Judge Kevin F. Kelly, each of the workers was found to be not guilty. Although Judge Kelly called the behavior of the ... Read More

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

Common Holiday Season Injuries and How to Prevent them

December 15, 2011

It’s no secret that the holidays can be the most dangerous time of year. Aside from the commonly known reason for this, the increased number of car accidents, there are many other injury types that occur in the Philadelphia area and around the country during the months of November and December. It’s important to try to prevent the following household accidents and injuries as much as possible.

Poisoning by Seasonal Plants – Mistletoe, holly berries, Jerusalem Cherries, and amaryllis are all ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Higher Numbers of Car Accidents during the Holidays in Pennsylvania?

December 13, 2011

You’ve probably heard the age old rumor that drivers drive more dangerously around the Holiday season which is generally marked by the time period between the week leading up to Thanksgiving though New Years, but do the statistics prove it to be true? Of course accidents statistics vary from state to state and from year to year, but in Pennsylvania the number of accidents during the 2010 combined holiday season (November through December) was indeed higher than during other months ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Built-In Breathalyzers Could Be in U.S. Cars within 5 Years

December 8, 2011

Every 48 minutes one American dies in an alcohol-related traffic accident. One in three U.S. residents will have his life irrevocably changed by a person driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs, Philadelphia personal injury attorneys warn. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 11,000 people, 14% of them under the age of 14, died in alcohol-related traffic accidents in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available. In a significant ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Penn State Student Killed in Philadelphia Area Accident

December 6, 2011

Penn State has been the subject of much tragedy recently. Now, one young person was killed and four others injured after a motor vehicle accident in the Philadelphia area last Friday evening. The Penn State community has been deeply saddened by such a loss.

The accident was the first accident of its magnitude in Penn State history to happen during the canning weekend although Penn State student Kevin Steinberg also lost his life in 1978 in an accident that occurred while ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries