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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 2007


Philadelphia jury awards $2.38 million in slip and fall construction accident even though plaintiff was partially at fault

January 11, 2007


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A recent construction injury case decided by a Philadelphia jury illustrates the legal principal of comparative negligence. Many times a client will ask me, “What if I was partly at fault in the accident?” In the case of Bell v. Lafayette College, a roofer fell off a ladder while working in the rain at Lafayette College. He fractured his heel and shoulder and claimed he could not return to work. The Philadelphia jury awarded a $2.38 million dollar verdict. David ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury, Slip & Fall Injury

Pennsylvania Attorneys Must Check For Child Support Arrears Before Settling Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Cases

January 11, 2007

Pennsylvania attorneys face new obligations in personal injury and workers’ compensation cases when receiving a settlement, verdict or award. On July 7, 2006, Governor Rendell signed Act 109 (effective September 5, 2006), which amends Title 23 of the Domestic Relations Code and allows the Department of Public Welfare to intercept child support payments that are past due from lump sum monetary verdicts, awards or settlements paid by defendants, insurance companies and workers’ compensation sources. The law states that no payment ...

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Posted in: Workers Compensation

Only A Philadelphia Lawyer Could Have Done It: How Philadelphia Lawyers Got Their Name

January 11, 2007

I am proud to be a “Philadelphia Lawyer.” This term, Philadelphia lawyer, has always been synonymous with a cunning or shrewd lawyer, a super lawyer, who is able to use the technicalities of the law in his or her favor. But the origin of the term, Philadelphia Lawyer, pre-dates the founding of this country. The term was originally applied to Andrew Hamilton who obtained the acquittal of a German printer by the name of John Peter Zenger. Zenger was being ...

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Posted in: Philadelphia Lawyer Commentary