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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 2012


Drunk Driver Sentenced in Deadly 2009 Accident that Killed Pennsylvania Woman

January 31, 2012

A drunken driver who caused a deadly accident while headed to the Jersey Shore back in 2009 has finally been convicted of and sentenced for her crime. In a court ruling that will hopefully help a grief stricken Philadelphia area family to feel that justice is being served, Tiece Riddick, 35, of Sicklerville PA, has been sentenced to more than 7 years.

Riddick harshly rear-ended the Ford Taurus of driver Darlene Siska while Siska was driving in the right hand lane ... Read More

Posted in: Car Accidents

Philadelphia Teen Saves Fellow Students from Bus Accident

January 26, 2012

One remarkable Philadelphia area teen may have very well saved the life of a about a dozen of her classmates on Tuesday afternoon. Graceann Rumer, a 17-year-old senior at the Calvary Christian Academy in Northeast Philadelphia grabbed the wheel of her school bus and pulled her fellow students to safety after her bus driver collapsed from a heart attack.

“I just realized that there’s no one driving this bus… I need to do something,” Rumer told reporters. Her bus driver Charles ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Avoid Slip and Fall Injuries this Winter

January 24, 2012

From “black ice” on roadways, to icy pavements lining many streets, winter can be a particularly dangerous time of year in Philadelphia as well as anywhere in the world. After a snow fall or ice storm, it’s important for properties owners to shovel snow, salt sidewalks, and do whatever it takes to make their property as safe as possible and to prevent slip and fall injuries. Business owners, in particular, have a responsibility to make sure that their premises are ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Death Toll Reaches 11 in Costa Concordia Tragedy

January 19, 2012

The death toll is now at least 11 in the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship tragedy and Prosecutors and the cruise line that owns the Concordia are now saying Capt. Francesco Schettino is to blame for the tragic injuries and losses sustained during the crash. What Carnival Cruises is calling a “highly unusual incident,” is the worst cruise liner accident the world has seen in a long time.

The ship went down after Capt. Francesco Schettino crashed the boat into what he ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Philadelphia Residents Mourn Tragic Weekend

January 17, 2012

Last weekend was unfortunately one of grieving for the families of many Philadelphia area residents. Several teens who ranged from the young ages of 16 through 19 in age were killed after their vehicle was hit by a Buick that police say was traveling north on American street at around 11 p.m. Saturday evening while they were headed south on American Street near Cecil B. Moore. The accident proved fatal for all but three passengers in the teens’ vehicle. The ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

New Years Fireworks Injure Hundreds

January 12, 2012

People all over the world like to ring in the new year with fireworks every January 1st. Although this tradition might be enjoyable to some, it’s important to remember that it’s often harmful to many. While injuries occur as a result of homespun New Year’s fireworks everywhere each year, a particularly large number of individuals in the Philippines suffered injury as a result of this year’s festivities.

In following Chinese tradition, some Filipinos believe that noisy New Year’s fireworks ward off ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Man Injured after Walking into Moving Train

January 10, 2012

At a busy train station in Philadelphia’s distantly neighboring city, Jersey City, New Jersey, authorities say a man inadvertently walked into a moving train one evening last week. The man, whose ears were reportedly covered with headphones at the time of last week’s railroad accident, is said to have only suffered minor injury from the unusual collision. The man’s head and body made contact with the moving light rail transit train around 8:15 p.m. Friday evening near the intersection of ... Read More

Posted in: Railroad Accident

Woman Killed in Tragic Hit and Run Accident

January 5, 2012

A tragic deadly hit and run accident took place just minutes away from Center City Philadelphia yesterday in the neighboring city of Wilmington, Delaware. In a strange twist of fate, it turned out the victim had been struck in a hit and run before years ago when she was 33 years of age. During that accident, she lost a leg.

This time victim Edith McFarland was struck not only by one but three vehicles who kept on driving after the accident. ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries

Do Smartphones cause Car Accidents?

January 3, 2012

Driver distraction has been a problem since cars first graced public roadways in the early 19th century. While roadside distractions like billboards and eating behind the wheel have always been an issue, cell phones have added an entirely new level of danger to drivers. Smartphones, which continue to become more and more sophisticated, now offer more and more ways for drivers to become distracted. Frighteningly, many drivers participate in gaming, texting, and social networking on their smartphones while driving.

Many drivers ... Read More

Posted in: Accidents & Injuries