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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.

How Long Do Philadelphia Personal Injury Cases Take?

February 21, 2018


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During an initial conference, it’s not unusual for a client to ask how long a case might take until it’s finalized. Depending on several factors, the answer might be that it could only take a few months or as long as a few years.

The Factors Cases with clearly understood injuries, liability and a reputable insurance company on the other side might only take a few months to resolve. Other cases are going to take longer. Here’s why.

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What is a Contingency Fee in a Philadelphia Personal Injury Case?

February 19, 2018

Nearly all attorneys who practice personal injury law in Pennsylvania represent their clients on a contingency fee basis. Billing legal services to an accident victim on an hourly basis with payment expected within 30 days would operate to lock most accident victims out of the halls of justice. They just couldn’t afford a qualified attorney to represent them in an accident that wasn’t even their fault. Rather than billing such a case on an hourly basis, the attorney agrees to ...

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How Do Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Get Paid?

February 15, 2018

At least 99 percent of the personal injury lawyers in Philadelphia are paid on some type of a contingency fee basis. If you retain one of these professionals to represent you for the damages that you suffered in an accident, you should enter into a written retainer agreement indicating that your lawyer will be paid a percentage of any proceeds that he or she obtains on your behalf through a settlement or verdict. Should your legal representative not prevail on ...

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Do I Need a Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer After a Car Accident?

February 13, 2018

When you’ve been injured in a car accident anywhere in or around Philly as a result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, it’s going to operate in your best interests to retain a Philadelphia car accident lawyer right away to help you with your personal injury claim. Accident victims have rights that need to be protected and invoked. If you try and represent yourself, the insurance company on the other side of your claim will want to whittle ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Focusing on Eyes for Bicycle Safety

December 27, 2017

Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the U.S. along with NYC and Boston MA. Philadelphia was established in 1682, and as an inland city, its growth for over 300 years has been steady. In recent years, the city has been experiencing more growth, which means more vehicles and commuter bicycles on the older roads along with those riding for pleasure. In the downtown metroplex as well as the suburbs surrounding the downtown area, a recent focus on safety ...

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Posted in: Bicycle Injury

Is Philadelphia a safe place for bicyclists?

December 18, 2017

The number of cyclists in the U.S. has grown rapidly from coast to coast. The Census Bureau began releasing annual estimates in 2000 of bicycling in the cities, and the phenomenon of commuter cycling. In 2016, 12.4 percent of Americans in over 30 cities regularly cycled for a range of reasons ranging from wanting to save money to saving time navigating through congested streets or they are simply wanted to get exercise incorporated into their day. Bicycling is growing method ...

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Posted in: Bicycle Injury

What if I’m Injured After Being Forced Off the Road?

November 19, 2017

If you’re in Philadelphia or anywhere in Pennsylvania, you have probably been cut off, either intentionally or accidentally. Normally when this happens you have to slam on your brakes or rapidly change lanes. But in some cases, there is a crash, either with an object like a tree or with another vehicle. Unfortunately, the driver who cut you off may keep on going thinking that the injury was your own fault, or they just want to flee, or maybe they ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Does Philadelphia Have E-Lanes for Distracted Pedestrians?

November 19, 2017

Philadelphia does not have “E-Lanes” for distracted pedestrians. The Philadelphia Mayor’s Office played an April Fool’s Day joke on everyone to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted walking because so many pedestrians are looking at their phones while walking and getting injured.

From 2005 – 2012 there was a 400% increase in ER visits from pedestrians injured while distracted. Unfortunately, this problem has only gotten worse. As of 2017, look anywhere in Philly and you will see locals reading emails ...

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SEPTA Train Accidents at Fern Rock Transportation Center in Philadelphia

October 25, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people were injured in a SEPTA bus accident. This collision involved a SEPTA bus and a car in North Philadelphia.

On the same day, over at Fern Rock transportation center, a man was hit and killed by SEPTA train. 6ABC news reports were very vague and we have no idea what caused this death. Was the train at fault? Was the man who was hit walking the tracks? We aren’t sure, so we we won’t ...

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Posted in: Railroad Accident

SEPTA Bus Accident in North Philladelphia October 20 2017

October 25, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, 6 people were injured in a SEPTA bus accident. This collision involved a SEPTA bus and a car in North Philadelphia at the intersection of North 6th and West Berks Street.

Unlike the Norristown SEPTA accident which occurred on August 22, 2017, the injuries sustained in this crash were, thankfully, minor.

According to 6ABC, after the collision, the car which was involved in the bus accident fled the scene.

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Posted in: Bus Accidents