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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 July 2010


2 Workers Die in Pennsylvania Zinc Plant Explosion

July 29, 2010


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A late afternoon explosion at a zinc smelting plant in Monaca, Pennsylvania last week killed two workers and sent a third worker to the hospital with serious personal injuries. The Pennsylvania construction accident at Horseheads Inc. was the latest and most serious in a long list of safety incidents at the plant. According U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) records, the agency issued 44 citations to the plant for alleged safety violations, 27 of them classified as “serious.” Safety ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury

Pennsylvania Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

July 27, 2010

As a Personal Injury Law Firm in Philadelphia, the Pearce Law Firmhas handled numerous motorcycle accidents in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania. A Pennsylvania motorcyclist was killed this week when he swerved to avoid another motorcycle accident on Route 181 in Sparta. Sixty-year-old Charles Whipple of Canadensis was riding with other bikers when the motorcyclist in front of him lost control, skidded across the roadway and crashed into the curb. While maneuvering to avoid his fallen comrade, the brakes on Whipple’s ...

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Posted in: Motorcycle Accidents

Tragic Early Morning Bus Accident Kills 6, Injures 34

July 22, 2010

In a horrific motor vehicle accident early this morning, six people died and more than 34 were injured, at least four critically, when a Greyhound bus collided with two other vehicles on a California Highway 99 near Fresno. California highway patrol officers reported that the bus appeared to have struck an overturned SUV that was sitting in the highway’s fast lane, then crashed into a second vehicle before running down an embankment and smashing into a large tree. The severe ...

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Posted in: Uncategorized

Pennsylvania Couple Dies in Fatal Truck Accident

July 20, 2010

According to Philadelphia personal injury attorney, Edith Pearce, despite advances in safety in automobiles and trucks, truck accidents continue to be a problem on Philadelphia and Pennsylvania roadways causing serious and sometimes fatal injuries. A Pennsylvania couple from Finleyville was killed Sunday while driving through Utah. Russell and Emelda Welsh, both in their 60s, died at the scene when a tractor-trailer driver lost control of his rig in a construction zone on I-15 near Pintura, Utah. Reportedly traveling at a ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents, Construction Injury

Pennsylvania Coke-Oven Explosion Injures 20

July 15, 2010

Yesterday’s powerful explosion of a U.S. Steel coke-oven in Clairton, Pennsylvania near Pittsburgh seriously injured 20 workers, sending regional emergency crews rushing to the chaotic scene. Most of the injured workers suffered painful burns but at least 3 of the workers sustained severe, potentially life-altering injuries. The two most severely injured workers sustained serious chemical burns to their heads, necks, faces and airways. A spokesperson for West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh where the men are being treated said the inhalation ...

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Posted in: Construction Injury

39 Fired Over Poor Credit; Workers Charge Discrimination

July 13, 2010

Credit discriminationis the new elephant in the room. Workers already struggling to stay afloat in the difficult economy can find their jobs in jeopardy if they have a poor credit history, particularly if they hold a sensitive job or one involving money management or money handling. Debt and bad credit are causing 39 Defense Department workers across the country to lose their jobs at the end of July. While a government spokesperson denied that bad credit is the only factor ...

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Posted in: Employment Law

2 Missing in Philadelphia Personal Injury Tour Boat Accident

July 8, 2010

Two young tourists from Hungary remain missing after a popular Philadelphia tour boat was struck by a barge yesterday sending 37 people plunging into the murky Delaware River. Several people were transported to Philadelphia hospitals with personal injuries.

The Philadelphia boat accident occurred along the busy waterfront near Penn’s Landing in front of scores of horrified onlookers. Local boaters, bystanders, policemen, firefighters, Coast Guard and a visiting Navy SEAL team rushed to the rescue as the DUCK boat rolled ...

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Posted in: Uncategorized

Personal Injury Accident Mars Pennsylvania 4th of July Celebration

July 6, 2010

Tragedy struck a hometown 4th of July celebration when 11 people suffered personal injuries in a fireworks accident in Palmyra, Pennsylvania, northeast of Harrisburg. Palmyra residents had gathered for an evening fireworks display to celebrate our nation’s Independence Day and the borough’s 250th anniversary. Shortly after being lit, one of the fireworks misfired and exploded, peppering the watching crowd with burning chemicals. Eleven people suffered personal injuries and had to be treated at the hospital. Two people, including a child, ...

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Posted in: Burn Injury

Melrose Place Star Charged with DUI in Tragic Personal Injury Car Accident

July 1, 2010

Former Melrose Place actress Amy Locane-Bovenizer was charged this week in a drunken driving motor vehicle accident that killed a New Jersey woman. The 39-year-old former star rammed her car into the side of a car driven by Fred Seeman, 60, as he was pulling into the driveway of his Princeton, New Jersey home. Seeman’s wife, noted art historian Helene Seeman, died at the scene from catastrophic injuries. Seeman was airlifted to the hospital for treatment of incapacitating personal injuries. ...

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Posted in: Car Accidents